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Introduced by Robin Holmes.

Personal Choice: by Pamela Hansford Johnson, Denis Powell, Lord Shackleton, Sir Arthur Bryant, Edgar Lustgarten, and Walter Allen.
These six speakers each recall one or two of last year's books which they found specially interesting.

Librarians Talking: H. K. Gordon Bearman, county librarian, West Sussex, and W. B. Stevenson, borough librarian, Hornsey.
Should librarians stock the kind of books one of them calls 'substandard'?

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Robin Holmes
Speaker (Personal Choice):
Pamela Hansford Johnson
Speaker (Personal Choice):
Denis Powell
Speaker (Personal Choice):
Lord Shackleton
Speaker (Personal Choice):
Sir Arthur Bryant
Speaker (Personal Choice):
Edgar Lustgarten
Speaker (Personal Choice):
Walter Allen
Speaker (Librarians Talking):
H. K. Gordon Bearman
Speaker (Librarians Talking):
W. B. Stevenson

Introduced by John Lade.

Joan Chissell in 'Building a Library' compares the current recordings of Schumann's Carnaval.

Martin Cooper reviews the new complete recording of Mussorgsky's songs.


John Lade
Speaker (Building a Library):
Joan Chissell
Martin Cooper

Listeners' questions are discussed by Terence Reese, Harold Franklin, a guest expert, and a listener who puts his own question.
This is one of the problems:
At love-all North deals and opens One Diamond East overcalls One Spade. How should the rest of the bidding go, North-South passing?
[Spades] A 8 5 2
[Hearts] A
[Diamonds] 10 7 6 4 3
[Clubs] K Q 6
[Spades] K Q 10 7 4
[Hearts] 9 6 2
[Diamonds] 5
[Clubs] A 7 5 4


Terence Reese
Harold Franklin
A guest expert [name uncredited]
A listener [name uncredited]

Network Three

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