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Frank O'Connor reads his own short story.


Unknown: Frank O'Connor


Prelude and Fugue in C minor Herzlich thut mien verlangen Canzona in D minor
Valet will ich dir geben Prelude and Fugue in C played by Arnold Richardson (organ)
Chorales sung by the BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Another programme of Bach's organ music, by Arnold Richardson : Aug. 8


Played By: Arnold Richardson
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Music By: Arnold Richardson


R. L. Howland , Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, is a classical scholar who also has had a wide experience of the Olympic Games as a competitor. This evening he describes the original Greek festival, its character and tradition, and relates it to the modern Games


Unknown: R. L. Howland


'Harold in Italy' played by William Primrose (viola)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Serge Koussevitzky on gramophone records


Viola: William Primrose
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky

: Bernard Miles in The Wakefield Play of 'NOAH'

Adapted with a verse commentary by Terence Tiller
Music by John Hotchkis
Conducted by John Hollingsworth
Frank Atkinson , and Martin Boddey
Narrators.... Jill Balcon and Douglas Seal . Production by Douglas Cleverdon


Commentary By: Terence Tiller
Music By: John Hotchkis
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth
Unknown: Frank Atkinson
Narrators: Martin Boddey
Narrators: Jill Balcon
Narrators: Douglas Seal
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Noah: Bernard Miles
God: Ralph Truman
Noah's Wife: Thea Wells
Ham: Frank Atkinson
Shem: Martin Boddey
Japheth: Basil Jones
Ham's Wife: Vida Hope
Shem's Wife: Betty Linton
Japheth's Wife: Cecile Chevreau
The Good Gossips: Vida Hope


Alfred Hepworth (tenor)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Reginald Morley (violin)
Max Gilbert (viola)
Harvey Phillips (cello)
String Quartet in A, Op. 3 No. 6 Songs:
In thee I bear so dear a part The Spirit's Song Piercing Eyes Content
The Sailor's Song
String Quartet in C. Op. 3 No.


Tenor: Alfred Hepworth
Piano: Ernest Lush
Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Reginald Morley
Viola: Max Gilbert
Cello: Harvey Phillips


by Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Arthur James Balfour , statesman and philosopher, was born on July 25,
848. In this talk Lady Violet Bonham Carter gives her personal memories of Lord Balfour as a friend known to her from her childhood until his death in 1930


Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Unknown: Arthur James Balfour
Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham Carter


John Cockerill (harp)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas


Harp: John Cockerill
Leader: Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas


An appreciation of her poetry by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Jill Balcon


Reader: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Jill Balcon


Etudes symphoniques, Op. 13 played by Moura Lympany (piano)


Piano: Moura Lympany

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