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A group of four talks
2-Modern Islam and International Co-operation by the Rev. Abd el Jalil , o.s.F.
Father Abd el Jalil is Professor of Arabic Literature and Language in the Catholic University of Paris. He is a Moroccan by birth, and is the author of many works on Islam.
(The talk is given in French)
6.40 app. An English version of the above talk. translated and read by John Cocking. Professor of French Language and Literature in the University of London
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 19)
Next talk: Friday at 6.0


Rev. Abd El Jalil
Father Abd El Jalil
Read By:
John Cocking.

A talk on India by Francis Watson
The speaker stresses the continued importance of philosophical and religious convictions in most facets of Indian life. He argues that without taking these into account we can understand neither India's attitude to the world around her nor that of individual Indians to mundane affairs.
followed by an interlude at 7.65


Francis Watson

Ursula Jeans in A portrait of the mature Samuel Johnson drawn from the recollections of his contemporaries by Eric Ewens with Dorothy Black , Ysanne Churchman
Kenneth Connor , Deryck Guyler
Brian Haines , Joan Hart
Anthony Jacobs , Edgar Norfolk
Arthur Ridley , Anthony Shaw
Roger Snowdon , Lewis Stringer Produced by Christopher Sykes
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 16)


Ursula Jeans
Samuel Johnson
Eric Ewens
Dorothy Black
Ysanne Churchman
Kenneth Connor
Deryck Guyler
Brian Haines
Joan Hart
Anthony Jacobs
Edgar Norfolk
Arthur Ridley
Anthony Shaw
Roger Snowdon
Lewis Stringer
Produced By:
Christopher Sykes
Arthur Murphy:
T St John Barry
Sir John Hawkins:
Geoffrey Wincott
Fanny Burney:
Margot van Der Burgh
Mrs Thrale:
Ursula Jeans
Alec Finter
Miss Reynolds:
Gladys Spencer
Sir Joshua Reynolds:
Bryan Powley

A series of six programmes devoted to the baroque organ and its predecessors.
Introductory talk by Cecil Clutton and Recital by Geraint Jones
(Recorded, in collaboration with Nederlandsche Radio-Unie, by permission of the churchwardens of St. Laurens Church)
The Gothic Organ in the Church of Notre-Dame de Valère, Sion, Switzerland: Jan. 14


Cecil Clutton
Geraint Jones

Talk by Mark Anderson ,
Professor of Forestry,
University of Edinburgh
Professor Anderson argues his case for a new approach to forest policy which would rebuild our forests as permanent ecological units rather than as great blocks of trees to be cut periodically like a corn crop.


Talk By:
Mark Anderson

3-Landscape with Figures
A talk by J. B. Broadbent on 'Paradise Lost,' Book 4, 172-340
The passage is read in three sections by Carleton Hobbs
In this series, critics are invited to take a single poem, or passage from a poem, and examine it in as much detail as they see fit in order to bring out the full meaning.
For many attentive readers in the last generation or so, Milton has been the great outsider of poetry. His verse has seemed insensitive, lacking in true inner life, mechanical in its mode of operation. There have been signs lately of a revival of interest, but there can be no real ' rediscovery ' of his major work without a better understanding of his conception of poetry.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 28)


Talk By:
J. B. Broadbent
Carleton Hobbs

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