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A series of programmes arranged and introduced by Elizabeth Poston
5-The Love Songs Heddle Nash tenor


Introduced By: Elizabeth Poston


Readings from the works of great preachers from 1500 to the present day
5-Joseph Butler's sermon, ' Upon the Government of the Tongue,' preached at the Rolls Chapel
Read by Valentine Dyall
Butler was appointed to the preacher-ship at the Rolls Chapel in 1719. and when he resigned in 1726 he published his Fifteen Sermons, including The Government of the Tongue.' These sermons gained him his reputation which has been perpetuated by the more famous Analogy. After thirteen years of secluded life in Weardale he became Bishop of Bristol, then Dean of St. Paul's, and finally Bishop of Durham. Horace Walpole said of Butler that he was wafted to his See in a cloud of metaphysics, and remained absorbed in it


Read By: Valentine Dyall


Ralph Whitlock introduces some of Ludwig Koch 's recordings of birds that may be seen or heard this month. Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduces: Ralph Whitlock
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


in the Cloisters of Canterbury Cathedral
London Chamber Orchestra
(String Section)
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
Gareth Morris (flute)


Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Flute: Gareth Morris


This week's dramatic productions in the Third Programme (including ' Hannibal,' ' Waste,' and ' The Voysey Inheritance') are criticised by one of the generation that has been brought up with radio. The critic Glynne Wick-ham, whose researches into the history of the theatre and of pageantry are being published next year, is this year's President of the O.U.D.S.

: Scenes from 'THE FROGS' (in Greek)

With the music of Walter Leigh
Acted by members of Cambridge University, and recorded from the Arts Theatre, Cambridge. Musical Director, Robin Orr , organist of St. John's College. The scenes are introduced by the producer, J. T. Sheppard , Litt.D., Provost of King's College. Presented for radio by Raymond Raikes —


Unknown: Walter Leigh
Organist: Robin Orr
Unknown: J. T. Sheppard


Concert from the Kurzaal
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Theo Olof (violin)
Part 1
National Anthems


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Violin: Theo Olof

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