Talk by Keith Kyle
Mr. Kyle, Washington correspondent of The Economist, describes how American constitutional practice illuminates English constitutional history, and vice versa. To find the symbols of the continuity of British institutional development, Americans come to Britain; but Mr. Kyle believes that to look for the reality we in this country need to go to America.
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 36)
Talk by Keith Kyle
London String Quartet:
Granville Jones (violin) .
Carl Pini (violin)
Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
A talk by Pierre Schneider , mainly about the faces illustrating banknotes
Fragments of a tragedy by Simone Weil
Translated and arranged by Richard Rees
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Also taking part: Wilfred Babbage, Edward Higgins, Morris Sweden, Frederick Taw
When she died at Ashford in Kent in 1943 the French religious philosopher Simone Weil left among her papers an unfinished tragedy, Venise Sauvee, based upon the same story as Otway's Venice Preserved. The fragmentary text has been published, together with her notes on the play.
Simone Weil's thought was deeply influenced by Greek drama. This play represents her unique attempt to express her ideas in dramatic form - and it is clearly intended to raise echoes of Aeschylus and Sophocles.
Antonio Janigro (cello)
Zagreb Soloists Ensemble
Conductor, Antonio Janigro
Talk by Raymond Russell
Translated and introduced in five programmes by Nora Wydenbruck
Read by Marius Goring
4-Seventh and Eighth Elegies
Suzanne Danco (soprano) with Ernest Lush (piano)
A review of E.M. Forster's recently published domestic biography of his great-aunt by W.L. Burn, Professor of Modern History, King's College, Newcastle upon Tyne.
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 21)
Sonata in A flat. Op. 110 played by Walter Gieseking (piano) on gramophone records