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: - 'THE CRITIC ON THE AIR'

Frederick Laws , radio critic of the News Chronicle, gives the second of two talks in which he comments on the dramatic productions given in the Third Programme
This week he deals principally with ' Mrs. Warren's Profession ' and ' The Devil's Disciple '

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Laws

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Ian Whyte
Max Rostal (violin)

Contributors

Conductor: Ian Whyte
Violin: Max Rostal

: BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY

An Appraisal
Last of four talks by R. C. K. Ensor , Late Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Contributors

Unknown: R. C. K. Ensor

: « THE CANTERBURY TALES'

Extracts from Chaucer's poem
Arranged for broadcasting by Nevill Coghill
Produced by Stephen Potter
4—' The Friar's Tale,' ' The Pardoner's Tale,' and ' The Prioress's Tale'
Cast Includes Cathleen Nesbitt , Cecil Trouncer , and Arthur Young

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Nevill Coghill
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Cathleen Nesbitt
Unknown: Cecil Trouncer
Unknown: Arthur Young

: BACH

Forty-eight Preludes and Fugues played by Renata Borgatti (piano)
F minor (Book 1); D minor (Book 1); B (Book 1); C sharp minor (Book 2); E flat minor (Book 1); B (Book 2)

Contributors

Piano: Renata Borgatti

: Dylan Thomas as Aristophanes with Esme Percy and John Chandos as his leading actors in 4 ENEMY OF CANT'

A panorama of Aristophanic comedy, written and produced by Louis MacNeice
Special music by Antony Hopkins
Choruses sung by the London Singers
This programme pays homage to a master of mockery and fantasy; illustrating his genius with scenes from most of his extant plays, including The Wasps, The Clouds, the Peace. The Birds, and the Lysistrata. From these emerge some striking parallels to our modern world. Aristophanes wrote most of his comedies during a bitter war and remained throughout an enemy of cant, stupidity, and selfish imperialism

Contributors

Produced By: Louis MacNeice
Music By: Antony Hopkins

: ENGLISH MUSIC

Rene Soames (tenor)
Diana Poulton (lute)
Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)
Nathalie Dolmetsch
(viola da gamba)

Contributors

Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Diana Poulton
Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Harpsichord: Joseph Saxby
Viola: Nathalie Dolmetsch

: « THE SPEAR OF GOLD'

A new play in verse by L. A. G. Strong
Music specially composed by Elizabeth Poston and conducted by Maurice Miles
Produced by Patric Dickinson
Those taking part include Pauline Letts , Helen Spalding , Anne Cullen. Phyllis Morris , L. A. G. Strong , Robert Irwin , and Robert MacDermot

Contributors

Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Helen Spalding
Unknown: Anne Cullen.
Unknown: Phyllis Morris
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Unknown: Robert MacDermot








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