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by JOHN WEIGHTMAN Reader in French at London University
The era of political commitment among French writers, associated above all with the name of Sartre, has in France today already passed into history. John Weightman considers the reasons for this change in literary trends. Second broadcast

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Reader:
John Weightman
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John Weightman
on Third Programme

A play by Dannie Abse with Alfred Marks as Peter Brian Smith as Aubrey and Kenneth Hyde
The relationship of two men is explored through their attitudes to various objects in the room where the action takes place. Produced by JOHN GIBSON Second broadcast followed by an interlude at 8.10

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Play By:
Dannie Abse
Unknown:
Alfred Marks
Unknown:
Peter Brian Smith
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Kenneth Hyde
Produced By:
John Gibson

War Requiem
Text from
Missa pro Defunctis and poems of Wilfred Owen performed in York Minster on the occasion of the York Festival
My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. All a poet can do today is warn. WILFRED OWEN
HEATHER HARPER (soprano) ALEXANDER YOUNG (tenor)
VLADIMIR RUZDJAK (baritone)
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Led by Hugh Maguire
HUDDERSFIELD CHORAL SOCIETY
Chorus-Master, Eric Chadwick YORK MINSTER CHORISTERS
RONALD PERRIN (organ)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Led by Norman Nelson
Conducted by MEREDITH DAVIES The Latin texts from the Mass for the Dead, and the ritual following it, are interspersed with nine war poems by Wilfred Owen. The combined text can be ordered by sending a crossed postal order for Is. Od. to [address removed]

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Wilfred Owen
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Wilfred Owbn
Soprano:
Heather Harper
Chorus-Master:
Eric Chadwick
Unknown:
Norman Nelson
Conducted By:
Meredith Davies
Unknown:
Wilfred Owen.

by TERENCE SPENCER
Professor of English Literature University of Birmingham
Professor Spencer discusses Milton's notion of himself as the rival of the epic poets of classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance. In Paradise Lost his debts to his predecessors are interpreted in the light of hit ambition to supersede them.

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Terence Spencer

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