T R. Fyvel talks about the work of Andre Malraux , and in particular about his novel 'La Condition Humaine '
This has recently been re-issued in an English translation under the title ' Man's Estate '
Missa pro defunctis sung by Schola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington
by George Edinger
As a small boy Mr. Edinger was singled out for momentary attention by the Emperor of Austria. Later he became fascinated by the Emperor's personality and history. Here he describes his pursuit of that subject, and sketches a portrait
Some areas of the brain give no response to any means of stimulation yet discovered, and seem to have no obvious function at all. Much the largest and most enigmatic of these ' silent areas ' are the frontal lobes. And yet the large development of these frontal lobes is one of man's most characteristic physical features.
This programme is concerned with the evidence which seems to show that a special relationship exists between these silent areas of the brain and qualities of personality.
Scientific advice has been given by Geoffrey Jefferson , C.B.E., r.R.s.. Professor of Neuro-Surgery in the University of Manchester ; Alexander Kennedy , Professor of Psychological Medicine in the University of Durham: and J. Z. Young , F.R.S., Professor of Anatomy in the University of London
Narrator, Edward Chapman
Programme written and produced by Nesta Pain
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum )
Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Moray McLaren talks about a visit he made to Ireland last summer
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 3 in the Scottish Home Service)
Symphony No. 4, in A minor..Sibelius
Discussion between Francis Williams and Charles Bolte
American Labour, unlike British Labour, has not created a party representing the trade unions and the Socialist movement but, so far, has thrown its political organisation behind one of the established parties. The speakers discuss the reasons for this, and the possibilities for the emergence of an American Labour Party that aims at executive power
Song-cycle by Gerald Finzi
Poems by Thomas Hardy
Robert Irwin (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)
Summer Schemes; When I set out for Lyonesse; Waiting both; The Phantom; So I have fared; Rollicum-Rorum; To Lizbie Browne ; The Clock of the Years; In a Churchyard; Proud Songsters
A weekly talk on international affairs given by a BBC staff correspondent
Quintet for piano and strings played by the Quintetto Chigiano:
Riccardo Brengola (violin)
Edmohdo Malanotte (violin)
Giovanni Leone (viola) Lino Filippini (cello) Sergio Lorenzi (piano)