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: 'CRISIS IN FOUNDATIONS'

The Philosophy of Physics in Transition Talk by L. L. Whyte
Lance Whyte studied physics under Rutherford and Einstein. He was later Managing Director of a firm that helped to lay the foundations of Great Britain's supremacy in the field of jet-propulsion. He has also found time to write several books— notably ' Next Development in Man ' — and he Is now engaged on one dealing with the relation of physical principles and biological processes.
In this talk Mr. Whyte discusses the shift of emphasis now taking place In physical thought, from the old insistence on particles and mechanical laws controlling their motion to ideas of pattern and transformation of pattern. This, he says, is a fundamental change only comparable to the change in the seventeenth century associated with the name of Sir Isaac Newton

Contributors

Talk By: L. L. Whyte
Talk By: Lance Whyte

: MUSIC BY SZYMANOWSKI

played by Philip Levi (piano) and the Blech String Quartet:
Harry Blech (violin), Lionel Bentley (violin), Keith Cummings (viola), Douglas Cameron (cello)
Piano:
Tantris the Jester (Masks) Four Mazurkas from Op. 50
String Quartet No. 1, in C. Op. 37 Piano:
Metopes (Three Poems. Op. 29)

Contributors

Piano: Philip Levi
Violin: Harry Blech
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Violin: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron

: Alan Wheatley and Belle Chrystall in ' THE PHARAOH AKHNATON'

A dramatic study of the life of Amenophis IV, the 'Heretic King' of the Eighteenth Egyptian
Dynasty
Written and produced by Leonard Cottrell
Orchestral music composed by William Alwyn
Other parts played by Alan Judd ,
David Ward. Alec Mango , David Stringer. Molly Rankin , Joan Duan
Orchestral music directed by Muir Mathieson
Chants by members of the BBC Men's Chorus
Advice on historical detail by H. W. Fairman and Professor P. E. Newberry

Contributors

Produced By: Leonard Cottrell
Composed By: William Alwyn
Played By: Alan Judd
Played By: David Ward.
Unknown: Alec Mango
Unknown: David Stringer.
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: Joan Duan
Directed By: Muir Mathieson
Unknown: H. W. Fairman
Unknown: Professor P. E. Newberry
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Historian: Duncan McLntyre
Amun-Re: Richard George
Tuthmosis III: Robert Farquharson
Amenophis III: Abraham Sofaer
Queen Tiyi: Susan Richards
Amenophis IV (Akhnaton): Alan Wheatley
Queen Nefertiti: Belle Chrystall
Nebamun, High Priest of Amun: Esme Percy
Ay Chief of the Great Ones: Arthur Young
Tutu, Mouthpiece of the Land: Arthur Ridley
Meryra, 'Great Seer ' of the Aton: Andrew Faulds
Ani a quarryman: Charles Leno
Auta, Chief Sculptor: Alan Reid
Kenna a quarryman: Harry Hutchinson
Hori, a scribe: Raf de la Torre
Zinirida a philosopher: Robert Farquharson
Kibbadi Governor of Gebal: Richard George

: ANDRE GIDE

talks about the sources of the French language, and compares it with English

: ' THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST'

Set to music by Heinrich Schiitz
Introduced and conducted by Steuart Wilson
Eric Greene (tenor)
Robert Irwin (baritone)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Douglas Cameron (solo cello)
Lilly Phillips (cello)
Bernard Richards (cello) Keith Cummings (viola)
Winifred Copperwheat (viola)
J. Edward Merrett (double-bass) Thornton Lofthouse (harpsichord)
Maurice Vinden (organ)
Choir of St. Mark's, North Audley Street and the BBC Singers

Contributors

Music By: Heinrich Schiitz
Conducted By: Steuart Wilson
Tenor: Eric Greene
Baritone: Robert Irwin
Baritone: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Douglas Cameron
Cello: Lilly Phillips
Cello: Bernard Richards
Viola: Keith Cummings
Viola: Winifred Copperwheat
Double-Bass: J. Edward Merrett
Harpsichord: Thornton Lofthouse
Harpsichord: Maurice Vinden

: 'THE CASE FOR PROSE'

Cyril Connolly introduces a series of programmes in which writers and critics present passages of imaginative prose chosen by themselves
Why do the English tend to rate prose lower than poetry in the aesthetic scale? Why. for example, is there no word for a writer of prose equivalent to ' poet'? Cyril Connolly, editor of Horizon, examines these questions, and the programme ends with a recording of James Joyce reading a section of his book, ' Finnegans Wake '

Contributors

Introduces: Cyril Connolly








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