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Conductor, Ian Whyte
Herbert Downes (viola)


Conductor: Ian Whyte
Viola: Herbert Downes


Introductory Survey by Margery Perham , C.B.E., Fellow in Imperial Government, Nuffield College, and late Reader in Colonial Administration in the University of Oxford
First of seven talks
Next talk: Saturday at 9.30
What are our relations to the Colonial peoples and what is their place in the world scheme? Are they to be thought of primarily as producers of food and raw materials for the rest of the world, or as young nations whose political development should be our first concern? Ideas on the Colonies tend to be oversimplified, since many people judge Colonial problems in the terms of their experience of an ' advanced ' industrialised world, and do not know what are the implications of, say, large-scale mechanisation, or political responsibility, to peoples who live in a primitive social structure with a hand-tool economy. Over the years our Colonial administration has been attempting a slow, balanced development of the Colonial territories. Today the pressure of world need-involving large-scale development-and new ideologies, threaten to dislocate this careful planning and, consequently, a serious situation faces us and the Colonial peoples themselves. Four of these talks will deal with some of the fundamental difficulties in the British Colonies and two others with the methods of American and French Colonial administration. The speakers will be men and women-administrators, anthropologists, scientists, educators-who have had direct experience in Colonial relations and field work.


Unknown: Margery Perham

: A performance in German of ' FIDELIO '

Opera by Beethoven Libretto by Sonnleithner and Treitschke
Cast in order of singing
(Continued in next column)
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk
(Chorus-Master, Max Thurn)
Conductor, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Producer. Giinther Rennert
(Recording made available to the BBC by courtesy of N.W.D.R.. Hamburg)
The action takes place at a Spanish State Prison outsade Seville
Act 1
The inner court of the prison


Unknown: Beethoven Libretto
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Producer: Giinther Rennert
Jacquino, porter at the prison (spoken by Manfred Steffen): Alfred Pfeifle
Marzellina, daughter of Rocco (spoken by Gisela Peltzer): Margot Guilleaume
Rocco prison warden (spoken by Gaspar Briininghaus): Siegmund Roth
Leonora, wife of Florestan, disguised as a youth under the name of Fidelio (apoken by Gisela Mattishent): Walburga Wegner
Don Pizarro, Governor of the State Prison (spoken by Hermann Schomfoerg): Alexander Welitsch
First prisoner: Rupert Glawitsch
Second prisoner: Ernstmax Liihr
Florestan, a political prisoner (spoken by Erich ScheUow): Peter Anders
Don Fernando, the Minister: Theodore Schlott


Talk by Yvette Guyot


Talk By: Yvette Guyot


Act 2
Scene 1: An underground vault in the prison
Scene 2: The castle square

: A Year I Remember

1929 by Sean O'Faolain
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Sean O'Faolain recalls twelve months in the United States as they appeared to a young Irishman, a disillusioned romantic -New York at the beginning of the slump. a student's life at Harvard, a Baptist settlement in the Appalachians, an apple orchard in New Mexico. But after he had toured America in a Model T Ford - one of the old Flying Bedsteads - the truth of Henry James' words was borne in upon him: The flower of art blooms only where the soil is deep'; and soon he found himself again in his native Ireland


Subject: Sean O'Faolain
Producer: Douglas Cleverdon
Producer: Sean O'Faolain


Quatuor Haydn:
Georges Maes (violin) Louis Hertogh (violin)
Louis Logie (viola)
Rene Pousseele (cello)


Violin: Georges Maes
Violin: Louis Hertogh
Viola: Louis Logie
Cello: Rene Pousseele


Story by Guy de Maupassant
Reader, Wilfred Babbage


Reader: Wilfred Babbage

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