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LENA MASON (1st Violin), REGINALD. MORLEY (2nd Violin), MURIEL HART (Viola),
ALEXANDER Niposi (Violoncello)
BOCCHERINI might be called, without dis. respect, a wholesale music-merchant. Probably no other composer in the world's history wrote such a mass of music in the classical' forms-20 Symphonies, 54 String Trios, 95 String Quartets, 125 String Quintets, and so on-nearly 500 instrumental works in all. Yet he died in poverty.
Amongst the lush growth of his compositions Time with his sickto has, alas! ruthlessly mowed. Of all his works, few of us know anything save a certain famous Minuet. There is much good-humoured, mellifluous music in his works, easy and pleasant to listen to, as will be ' generally agreed after this Quartet has been played.

THIS is the first of a series of talks, which will take place on Wednesday evenings during April and June, designed primarily for listeners between fourteen and eighteen, on such varied subjects as jobs and camping, foreign travel and keeping fit. Today's talk starts the series well, for followers of the game will admit that no more sporting player than Charles Buchan , the Arsenal skipper, ever led a team in a Cup-tie or won a First League match off his own boot. There will be a big audience of London football enthusiasts to hear him broadcast tonight.

A Romantic Radio Story-Play, taken from the novel by Joseph Conrad, by Cecil Lewis

This radio version of 'Lord Jim,' by Mr. Cecil Lewis, marked an interesting innovation in broadcasting technique when it was first given over a year ago. Listeners who are interested in the development of radio drama will he glad of the opportunity of hearing it again.

The Story is divided into three parts
Perhaps the most famous, 'Lord Jim' is also one of the most characteristic, novels of Joseph Conrad, the writer who, himself a foreigner, attained an unsurpassed mastery of the English language, and used it to interpret to English people the minds and moods of men who make their living at sea. It is a tale full of thrilling happenings in Eastern seas and Malayan jungles; and it is yet the record of the spiritual fall and rise of a man, sensitive and suffering, to whom all the reader's sympathy goes out. As another noted writer of the sea has said of it, it 'has a magic which plays tricks with time and space. It has in it the mysterious East which Conrad knew so well, ships and men, and unusual happenings in places where simple accidents may cause disaster, not to the body only, but to the soul.'


Joseph Conrad
Adapted by:
Cecil Lewis
Incidental Music played by:
The Gershom Parkington Quintet
Captain Marlow:
Harcourt Williams
John Gielgud
Skipper of the Patna:
Hector Abbas
Herbert Lugo
Brown (Chief Engineer of the Patna):
H. St. Barbe West
Eric Cowley
Stanton (Ship's Captains):
Ronald Hammond
O'Brien (Ship's Captains):
George Ide
Gilbert Heron
Lilian Harrison
Philip Wade
Doramin (Ruler of the Malays):
Leslie Perrins
Dain Waris (his Son):
Cyril Nash
Tamb Itam (Jim's Servant):
Eric Lugg
A Yankee:
George Ide
Walter Hudd
A. Carlaw Grand
Haji Sainan:
Eric Cowley
Helen Leeman
Native Seamen, Servants and Women:
[artists uncredited]

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