The Victorian Conscience, by Norman St. John-Stevas: August 16
A ballad-opera for broadcasting
Words by H. A. L. Craig Music by William Alwyn
Grass grows over the battlefield; but over the scaffold never." More than a hundred and fifty years have passed since Robert Emmet was hanged as a traitor in Thomas Street, Dublin, but in Ireland he and his rebellion still seem as fresh as yesterday ...'
This is the last of four talks, following his recent visit to the Middle East, in which Edward Atiyah is giving his impressions of evolution and revolution in the Arab world. * Twenty years ago,' he says, ' it was impossible to see an unveiled Muslim woman in the streets of Damascus.' Earlier this year, in the same city, he attended a reception at which some 150 Muslim women, unveiled, mixed freely with the male guests. This is but one instance of the important change in the social position of Muslim women about which Edward Atiyah speaks.
Paul Beard (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Three talks by Arnold Noach
3-An Architect's Office
The architecture of Rome in the decades before and after 1700 was dominated by Carlo Fontana , heir to the traditions of the Baroque, who died in 1714. The designs of those years made by Fontana as architect to the Pope show the width of his influence, which extended beyond the Alps. Sketches and finished designs by Fontana and his assistants, preserved at Windsor Castle, help to form the picture of the prodigious working capacity and powers of organisation of this architect.
In his third talk on the collection of architectural drawings in the Royal Library at Windsor, Arnold Noach speaks of the dreams of Roman grandeur kept alive in architecture by Fontana.
A nostalgic survey of La Butte de Montmartre from the early 1900s until the 1930s by Audrey Lucas
Produced by Malcolm Baker-Smith
Kees van der Starr (flute)
Andre Jurres (piano)
Talk by Edward Scobie with illustrations by Russ Henderson 's Trinidad Steel Band
In recent years Trinidadians have discovered that attractive music can be produced by hitting the sawn-off end of steel oil-drums. There are today more than five thousand steel-bandsmen in Port of Spain alone.
The speaker is a West Indian journalist.
(The recorded broadcast of March »