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Sir Macfarlane Burnet O.M., F.K.S.
Nobel Prize winner in Medicine on an aspect of his work
Originally broadcast in the summer of 1959, this conversation between the Australian biologist and an English physician simplifies the clonal selection theory of immunity; illustrates somatic mutation, which may explain ageing and cancer; and connects the theory with the so-called auto-immune diseases and with future possibilities in the control and treatment of rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis.
: third broadcast


Sir MacFarlane Burnet

The novel by ALBERT CAMUS translated and adapted by Sasha Moorsom
Music composed and directed by Roberto Gerhard with Marius Goring as Meursault
Other parts played by Philip Cunningham. Godfrey Kenton Joyce Latham. Edgar Norfolk Ian Sadler , Roger Snowdon
The scene is a town in Algeria in the late 1930s.


Novel By:
Albert Camus
Adapted By:
Sasha Moorsom
Directed By:
Roberto Gerhard
Marius Goring
Played By:
Philip Cunningham.
Played By:
Godfrey Kenton
Played By:
Joyce Latham.
Played By:
Edgar Norfolk
Played By:
Ian Sadler
Played By:
Roger Snowdon
Produced By:
Rayner Heppenstall
Isla Cameron
Charles Leno
Leslie Perrins
Carleton Hobbs

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