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A programme of unusual music
Devised by Herbert Murrill
Introduced by Scott Goddard


Unknown: Herbert Murrill
Introduced By: Scott Goddard


The Prospect for 1949
Talk by Roy Harrod
His subject is Britain's Four-Year Plan and the progress towards international solvency that may be expected this year


Talk By: Roy Harrod


A masque by James Shirley
Music by Matthew Locke and Christopher Gibbons
(Edited by Professor E. J. Dent )
The Presenter of the Masque:
Frederick Allen
(Continued in next column)
London Chamber Singers
Strings of the London Chamber Orchestra
George Malcolm and Thurston Dart (harpsichords) Conductor, Anthony Bernard
Production by Raymond Raikes


Unknown: James Shirley
Music By: Matthew Locke
Music By: Christopher Gibbons
Edited By: Professor E. J. Dent
Unknown: Frederick Allen
Unknown: George Malcolm
Harpsichords: Thurston Dart
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Production By: Raymond Raikes
The Host: The Actors: Franklyn Bellamy
The Chamberlain: Alastair Duncan
Despair: Ernest Sefton
The Chamberlain: The Singers: René Soames
Mercury: Philip Hattey
Cupid: April Cantelo
Nature: Diana Vernon
Death: George James


Douglas Woodruff talks about a recently published selection of British political pamphlets edited by George Orwell and Reginald Reynolds


Talks: Douglas Woodruff
Edited By: George Orwell
Edited By: Reginald Reynolds


Song-cycle by Schubert
(Poems by Wilhelm Muller )
Bruce Boyce (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)
Part 1
Gute Nacht; Die Wetterfahne;
Gefror'ne Thranen; Erstarrung; Der Lindenbaum; Wasserflut; Auf dem Flusse; Rlickblick; Irrlicht; Rast: Fruhlingstraum; Einsamkeit


Unknown: Wilhelm Muller
Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Piano: Frederick Stone


by Dudley Carew
* Have you seen this, dear, isn't it interesting? ' How often that remark is made in the course of the day. Mr. Carew suggests, on the contrary, that the sport of item-finding is overrated and the more things that can be ignored as irrelevant the better


Unknown: Dudley Carew


Part 2
Die Post; Der greise Kopf; Die
Krahe; Letzte Hoffnung ; Im Dorfe; Der sttirmlsche Morgen; Tauschung; Der Wegweiser; Das Wirtshaus ; Mut; Die Nebensonnen; Der Leiermann


Unknown: Letzte Hoffnung
Unknown: Das Wirtshaus


Selections from T. S. Eliot
Readers: Christopher Hassall and Ernest Thesiger
Production by James McFarlan
This programme illustrates last Monday s talk by J. Isaacs


Readers: T. S. Eliot
Readers: Christopher Hassall
Readers: Ernest Thesiger
Production By: James McFarlan
Talk By: J. Isaacs


Quartet in D, Op. 18 No. 3 played by the Blech String Quartet
Third of a series of programmes in which all Beethoven's string quartets are to be played


A symposium
Independent contributions from:
R. A. Fisher F.R.S. ,
Professor of Genetics at Cambridge
C. D. Darlington, F.R.S
Director of the John Innes Horticultural Institution
S. C. Harland, F.R.S.
Director of the Institute of Genetics in Lima, Peru, and an acquaintance of both Vavilov and Lysenko J. B. S. Haldane, F.R.S.
Professor of Biometry at University
College, London


Unknown: R. A. Fisher F.R.S.
Unknown: C. D. Darlington, F.R.S
Unknown: S. C. Harland, F.R.S.
Unknown: J. B. S. Haldane, F.R.S.


Toccata and Variations played by Jacqueline Potier (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Jacqueline Potier

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