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A visit to the cliffs and caves of Skomer Island. Pembrokeshire, with recordings of the grey seal made by Ludwig Koch


Unknown: Skomer Island.
Unknown: Ludwig Koch


Piano Sonata in B minor, Op. 58 played by Dinu Lipatti


Played By: Dinu Lipatti


Talk by Edward Crankshaw


Talk By: Edward Crankshaw


A comedy by Christopher Fry
Produced by Noel Iliff followed at 8.35 by Interlude


Comedy By: Christopher Fry
Produced By: Noel Iliff
Dynamene: Hermione Hannen
Doto: Eleanor Summerfleld
Tegeus-Chromis: Alan Wheatley


Sonata in D (K.306) Sonata in F (K.377) played by Antonio Brosa (violin) and Kathleen Long (piano)


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Violin: Kathleen Long


Readings from the works of great preachers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
12--Charles Haddon Spurgeon 's sermon, ' Supposing Him to be the Gardener,' preached in the Metropolitan Tabernacle on December 31, 1882
Read by Hallam Fordham
(Continued in next column)
In July 1865. the Glasgow Examiner had the following note about Spurgeon: 'The appearance of this preacher may be said to be interesting rather than commanding. He is under, rather than over the middle size, and has few or none of the physical advantages of the orator in his appearance. But what he lacks in appearance he has in reality. Soon as he commences to speakj tones of richest melody are heard. That most excellent of voices is under perfect control, and can whisper or thunder at the wish of its possessor. And there is poetry in every feature and every movement, as well as music in the voice. The countenance speaks-the entire form sympathises. The action is in complete unison with the sentiments, and the eye listens scarcely less than the ear to the sweetly flowing oratory.'


Unknown: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Read By: Hallam Fordham


A series of programmes devised by Arnold Goldsbrough
Gareth Morris (flute)
John Cruft (oboe)
Jean Pougnet and David Wise
Frederick Stone (harpsichord)
Chamber Orchestra
(Led by Raymond Cohen )
Conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough


Unknown: Arnold Goldsbrough
Flute: Gareth Morris
Oboe: John Cruft
Oboe: Jean Pougnet
Oboe: David Wise
Harpsichord: Frederick Stone
Unknown: Raymond Cohen
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough


Symphony No. 64, in A played by the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hans Schxnidt-Isserstedt


Conducted By: Hans Schxnidt-Isserstedt

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