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Maria Lidka (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Vivian Joseph (cello)


Violin: Maria Lidka
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Vivian Joseph


Professor Arnold Toynbee comments on the four earlier talks in this series, and Professor E. H. Carr adds a postscript


Unknown: Professor Arnold Toynbee
Unknown: Professor E. H. Carr

: Man and Superman

by Bernard Shaw
[Starring] Sebastian Shaw as John Tanner
with Grizelda Hervey as Ann Whitefield
Acts 1, 2, and 4
Act 1
Roebuck Ramsden's study, Portland Place London
Act 2
The carriage drive of a house near Richmond


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Peter Watts
John Tanner: Sebastian Shaw
Ann Whitefield: Grizelda Hervey
Roebuck Ramsden: John Garside
Octavius Robinson: Leonard Sachs
Mrs Whitefield: Elsa Palmer
Miss Ramsden: Dora Gregory
Violet Robinson: Belle Chrystall
Henry Straker: Roger Snowdon
Hector Malone, Jnr: Nicholas Stuart
Hector Malone, Snr: Eric Gorman
A maid: Joyce Cathie
Narrator: Denis Johnston


Conducted by Robert Irving
Isobel Baillie (soprano)


Conducted By: Robert Irving
Soprano: Isobel Baillie

: Man and Superman

Act 4
The garden of a villa in Granada

: French Music Conducted by Nadia Boulanger

The Nadia Boulanger Ensemble: Gisele Peyron, Marie Blanche de Polignac, Suzanne Darbans, Paul Derenne, André Mondé
Ensemble of flute, strings, and harp
Frederick Stone (organ)
A une demoiselle malade (Clement Marot)
Levez ces couvre-chefs (Charles d'Orleans)
Eellard mon petit chat gris (Joachim du Bellay)


Unknown: Gisele Peyron
Unknown: Marie Blanche de Polignac
Unknown: Suzanne Darbans
Unknown: Paul Derenne
Unknown: André Mondé
Harp: Frederick Stone


A short story by P. H. Newby , read by the author


Story By: P. H. Newby


Second of two new programmes in this series, in which ordinary people discuss issues of current interest as well as recurrent abstract problems
'Human Nature '
A discussion between people who ought to know

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