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Talk by the Rev. H. L. Short
Lecturer in Christian History at Manchester College, Oxford
Giocomo Contio, whose name took the latinised form of Acontius, was a religious exile who came to Elizabethan London as an engineer. He was a pioneer in scientific method and in religious toleration: to him both of these interests sprang from the same principles. Mr. Short tells the story of Acontius and of one of his better-known books, The Stratagems of Satan.

A mid-Victorian oratorio by George Tolhurst
Marjorie Westbury (soprano) Anna Pollak (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Introduced by Antony Hopkins who discusses the musical significance of a work that has never been recognised as a masterpiece and perhaps never will be.
followed by an interlude at 8.36


George Tolhurst
Marjorie Westbury
Anna Pollak
Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By:
Antony Hopkins

by William Shakespeare with Michael Hordern , Deryck Guyler and Hermione Hannen
Music by John Hotchkis
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes in accordance with an interpretation of the play by Nevill Coghill (Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)
During the Interval (10.20-10.30 app.):
William Byrd
The Bells, played by Fritz Neumeyer (harpsichord) on gramophone records


William Shakespeare
Michael Hordern
Deryck Guyler
Hermione Hannen
Production By:
Raymond Raikes
Play By:
Nevill Coghill
William Byrd
Fritz Neumeyer

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