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Second hearing of the talks arranged to mark the tercentenary of the Royal Society
5: Genes and Atoms by F. H. C. Crick , F.S.S. of the M.R.C. Unit for Molecular Biology.
Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
X-ray crystallography is revealing the structure of genetic material. We know something of the way in which genes carry information, and replicate themselves. Amazing precision is demanded of these structures, and dramatic consequences can arise from a single defect. : second broadcast


F. H. C. Crick

A script for broadcasting by Frederick Bradnum from
The Dynasts by THOMAS HARDY with music by Humphrey Searle
Wherever there was water to float a ship, I was certain to find you in my way (Napoleon to Neil Campbell at Elba)
Pollard, a midshipman.Jon Rollason Other parts played by members of the BEC Drama Repertory Company
Music played by Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer Production by R. D. SMITH


Broadcasting By:
Frederick Bradnum
Thomas Hardy
Music By:
Humphrey Searle
Neil Campbell
Production By:
R. D. Smith
A L Lloyd
First Chorus:
Diana Olsson
Second Chorus:
Leon Quartermaine
Third Chorus:
Nicolette Bernard
Fourth Chorus:
Baliol Holloway
Decres, French Minister of Marine:
Derek Birch
Kenneth Dight
Frank Duncan
Robert Sansom
Napoleon Bonaparte:
Malcolm Keen
Old Man:
Owen Berry
Young Man:
John Hollis
Keziah Cantle:
Beatrice Bevan
Private Cantle:
Tom Watson
King George III:
Geoffrey Wincott
Philip Morant
George Curzon

Symphony No. 9. in D minor played by the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hilversum
Conductor, Bernard Haitink
Recording made available by courtesy oi Stichting Nederlandsche Radio-Unie


Bernard Haitink

David Sylvester interviews five American Abstract Expressionists
3: Philip Guston
The movement in painting which emerged in New York during the 1940s and is known as Abstract Expressionism or as Action Painting has probably been the most influential movement in post-war art, and is certainly the first movement in the history of American art to have had wide international repercussions. In these interviews (recently recorded in New York) with some of the movement's leading figures, the most dominant single idea is that, in painting spontaneously towards the realisation of an unforeseen pictorial order, the painter is discovering his own identity.


David Sylvester
Philip Guston

Haydn: Sonata in E flat (Haydn Society No. 49)
Mozart Adagio in B minor (K.540)
Fantasia in D minor (K.397) Minuet in D (K.355)
Rondo in A minor (K.5U) Twelve variations on Je suis Lindor (K.364)

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