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Short story by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Constance Garnett
IRead by Leonard Sachs


Story By: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Unknown: Leonard Sachs


Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
Robert Irwin (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)
Did you ever? I Cushendall
How does the wind blow? The Fairy Lough
The Chapel on the Hill The Pibroch Heraclitus
The Monkey's Carol
To the Soul
La belle dame sans merci


Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Baritone: Robert Irwin
Piano: Frederick Stone


Dr. J. Bronowski reviews some outstanding scientific books of 1917: Papers by Professor P. M. S. Blackett and by Dr. Robert Broom ; 'The Trend of National Intelligence,' by Professor Godfrey Thomson and others; and ' Alsos,' by Professor Samuel Goudsmit


Unknown: Dr. J. Bronowski
Unknown: Professor P. M. S. Blackett
Unknown: Dr. Robert Broom
Unknown: Professor Godfrey Thomson
Unknown: Professor Samuel Goudsmit


A series of programmes devised and introduced by Edward Clark
Part 1
(solo violin. Leonard Hirsch)
played by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Constant Lambert


Introduced By: Edward Clark
Unknown: Lambert


A talk by H. S. Commager , visiting Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge
Professor Commager first considers this question historically, in reference to the various previous attempts to found an alternative party to the Democrats and the Republicans. Then he estimates the importance of Henry Wallace 's present attempt to succeed where so many have failed


Talk By: H. S. Commager
Unknown: Henry Wallace

: Turning-Points in Twentieth-Century Music—part 2 ' BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE '

An opera in one act by Béla Bartók German translation by Wilhelm Ziegler
Duke Bluebeard....Alois Pernerstorfer
Judith.............................Ira Maluniuk
The three former wives of Bluebeard Orchestra of the State Theatre, Zurich Conductor, Victor Reinshagen Scene: A large, circular, unlit hall in Gothic style, with seven lofty doors. To one side a short staircase leads to ft small iron door
(Recorded from Zurich, by courtesy of the Société Suisse de Radio-diffusion)
[Please turn to special article on p. 4]


An appreciation by Sir Cyril Radcliffe , G.B.E., K.C.


Unknown: Sir Cyril Radcliffe


played by Lucille Wallace (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: Lucille Wallace

: 'IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS' ' The Train to Banbury '

Written for broadcasting by Sean O'Faolain
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall


Broadcasting By: Sean O'Faolain
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
John Henry Newman: Felix Aylmer
Charles Kipgsley: Leslie Perrins
Ambrose St John: J Hubert Leslie

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