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by Geoffrey Taylor
Dillwyn was a typical landlord of the early nineteenth century. He possessed no great creative genius, but he had untiring vitality and great enthusiasm for his subject-natural history. Scientists in those days were still independent country gentlemen. and Geoffrey Taylor. in his researches into Dillwyn's life and surroundings. describes middle-class country life of the time


Unknown: Geoffrey Taylor
Unknown: Geoffrey Taylor.


Musikalisches Opfer
(The Musical Offering)
Fugues, canons, and a trio on a theme by Frederick the Great played by the London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute) Jack Kessler (violin) Hans Geiger (violin) Bernard Davis (viola) Hugo Linden (viola) George Roth (cello) Martin Lovett (cello)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord) Introduced by Anthony Lewis


Unknown: Musikalisches Opfer
Flute: John Francis
Violin: Jack Kessler
Violin: Hans Geiger
Viola: Bernard Davis
Viola: Hugo Linden
Cello: George Roth
Cello: Martin Lovett
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver
Introduced By: Anthony Lewis


A talk on political or economic events of the day


A play by Naomi Mitchison and L. E. Gielgud
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Hugh Stewart


Play By: Naomi Mitchison
Play By: L. E. Gielgud
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Flavius Crispus: John Laurie
Junius Gallio: Franklyn Dyall
Aelius Balbus: Milton Rosmer
Tigellinus: Ralph Truman
Beric: Lewis Stringer
Paul of Tarsus: Kynaston Reeves
Flavia: Miriam Karlin
Aelius Candidus: David Peel
Lalage: Zita Gordon
Euphemia: Megs Jenkins
Persis: Penelope Bartley
Manasses: Peter Williams
Argas: Tom Clarkson
Phaon: Robert Rietty
Niger: Harry Quashie
Felix: Lionel Stevens
Luke: Raf de la Torre
Slave boy: Basil Jones
Narrator: Cyril Conway


(Settings of poems by Morike)
Flora Nielsen (soprano)
Robert Irwin (baritone)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Schlafendes Jesuskind
Jagerlied Heimweh (Anders wird die Welt)
Gebet Denk ' es, 0 Seele Der Tambour
Rat einer Alten Fussreise


Soprano: Flora Nielsen
Baritone: Robert Irwin
Piano: Ernest Lush
Piano: Schlafendes Jesuskind
Piano: Jagerlied Heimweh
Unknown: Gebet Denk
Unknown: Alten Fussreise


Talk by Dudley Carew
' W.G.' was born a hundred years ago today. At that time cricket, like most other sports, was a haphazard amusement. Mr. Carew talks about ' W.G.' both as an eminent Victorian and as an influence on the whole course of English sport as an organised' business


Talk By: Dudley Carew


Violin Concerto played by Heifetz with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Eugene Goossens on gramophone records


Played By: Heifetz
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens


..............by John Keats. ...............
London printed for
C. and J. Oilier. 3 Welbeck Street
Cavendish Square
An examination by Patric Dickinson of Keats's first published book of poems
Reader, Douglas Leach


Unknown: John Keats.
Unknown: J. Oilier.
Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Douglas Leach


Quintet in E flat (K.452)
Evelyn Rothwell (oboe) Reginald Kell (clarinet) Archie Camden (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Denis Matthews (piano)


Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell
Clarinet: Reginald Kell
Bassoon: Archie Camden
Horn: Dennis Brain
Piano: Denis Matthews

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