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sung by Olga Coelho (soprano) with guitar accompaniment


Soprano: Olga Coelho


2-Julius Caesar
Talk by Michael Holroyd
The many sides of Caesar's genius profoundly influenced the course of Western Europe. There can be no one portrait of such a man: the speaker shows him as he appeared to his contemporaries-aristocrat, radical, general, historian, reformer, dictator-and places him ' against the great perspective of the centuries.'


Talk By: Michael Holroyd


An excursion, after dark, to the London of the 1860s
Written by Laurence Kitchin
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
(Continued in next column) with Ernest Jay
Jonathan Field. David Kossoff
Frank Atkinson and Paul Jago


Written By: Laurence Kitchin
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Field.
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Frank Atkinson
Unknown: Paul Jago
Narrator: Reginald Beckwith
Freddy: Denys Blakelock
Henry Mayhew: Carleton Hobbs
George Augustus Sala: Norman Shelley
Charles Dickens: Robert Marsden
Link-man: Ivan Samson
Weaver: Philip Wade
Needle-woman: Diana Maddox
Street singer: Archie Harradine
Coster lad: Harry Fowler
Coster: Charles Leno
The Seclusive: Maxine Audley
The Old Woman: Vivienne Chatterton
The Coerced: Pauline Wynn
The Amateur: Sheila Latimer
The Termagant: Vida Hope


Twelve Studies, Op. 10 played by Iso Elinson (piano)
Eighth of a series of programmes of music by Chopin


Played By: Iso Elinson


Autobiographer and Founder of the Mogul Empire in India by Lord Beveridge Lord Beveridge talks about a man whose memoirs reveal ' a brilliant and attractive personality, in which love of power and of poetry and nature hold equal sway. and a many-sided way of life in battles and courts, in triumph and disaster.'


Talks: Lord Beveridge Lord Beveridge


Frederick Grinke (violin)
Nina Milkina (piano)
London Mozart Players (Leader, Max Salpeter ) Conductor, Harry Blech
Second of a series of concerts


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Nina Milkina
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conductor: Harry Blech


A short story adapted from the Chinese . by Robert K. Douglas Read by Robert Rietty
This story appeared in the fifteenth-century collection known as the ' K 'in koo k'e Kwan,' or ' Marvellous Tales Ancient and Modern.'


Unknown: Robert K. Douglas
Read By: Robert Rietty


Choir of King's College Chapel, Cambridge
(by permission of the Provost and Fellows) Garth Benson (organ) Conductor, Boris Ord
Be merciful unto me, 0 Lord (Psalm 86)
God is our hope and strength (Psalm 46)
Verse in C for organ
Toccata for a double organ
My God, my God. look upon me (Psalm 22)
Sing we merrily unto God (Psalm 81)


Unknown: Garth Benson
Conductor: Boris Ord


First of two talks by Professor Gilbert Ryle on the problem of mind
How far is the habitual distinction between mind and body justified? Professor Ryle suggests that the separation is a false one and should be avoided: it tempts us to describe people's lives in terms of two distinct series of processes, one menial, one physical. But is the description valid? If we look carefully at what we know about human beings, Professor Ryle maintains, we see that it is not.


Unknown: Professor Gilbert Ryle

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