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by Isaac Foot ?
In a lifetime devoted to many interests the Rt. Hon, Isaac Foot has been a notable collector of books. His 30,000 volumes housed in his home in Cornwall-he has given another 10,000 away-include a remarkable collection of Greek New Testaments and complete first editions of world-famous authors. In this talk Mr. Foot reflects on his experiences as a book collector and tells the story of how his library was built up.


Unknown: Isaac Foot
Unknown: Isaac Foot


BBC Midland Chorus
An Instrumental Ensemble
George Miles (organ)
Conducted by James Denny
Programme devised by Thurston Dart
Last of a series of three programmes


Conducted By: James Denny
Unknown: Thurston Dart


A history lesson by Bernard Shaw
Time: 1680
Act 1
Isaac Newton's library In Cambridge
Act 2
The boudoir of Catherine of Braganza in Newmarket
Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Produced By: Peter Watts
Mrs Basham, Newton's housekeeper: Elsa Palmer
Sally, the maid: Patience Collier
Isaac Newton: Cecil Trouncer
George Fox, the Quaker: Howard Rose
King Charles II: Abraham Sofaer
Nell Gwynn: Betty Warren
Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland: Margaret Diamond
Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth: Joan Hart
James, Duke of York: James Calrncross
Godfrey Kneller: Gerlk Schjelderup
Queen Catherine of Braganza: Dorothy Green
Narrator: Harry Hutchinson


Conductor, Eduard van Beinum
(The recorded broadcast of August 6)
Part 1


Conductor: Eduard van Beinum


Professor D. M. MacKinnon comments on Stuart Hampshire's broadcast of last night


Unknown: Professor D. M. MacKinnon


A selection from the play by John Fletcher
Arranged for broadcasting by Glynne Wickham
Produced by Frank Hauser


Play By: John Fletcher
Broadcasting By: Glynne Wickham
Produced By: Frank Hauser
Perigot: David King-Wood
Thenot: Michael Godley
Daphnls: Douglas Leach
Alexis: Basil Jones
Sullen Shepherd: Hugh Manning
Priest: Donald Gray
God of the River: Raf de la Torre
Clorin: Joan Hart
Amoret: Pauline Letts
Amarillis: Catherine Campbell
Cloe: Jill Balcon
Narrator: Glynne Wickham

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