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Frederick Grinke (violin)
Kendall Taylor (piano)
Bruce Boyce (baritone)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
Bernard Shore (viola) Gerald Moore (piano)


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Kendall Taylor
Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell
Viola: Bernard Shore
Piano: Gerald Moore


Talk by Wilfred Thesiger
During his recent expedition to Oman, described in a broadcast last month, Wilfred Thesiger spent some time hawking with Arab sheikhs. His talk gives a picture of this traditional sport of the desert.


Talk By: Wilfred Thesiger
Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger


Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 played by the Busch String Quartet:
Adolf Busch (violin)
Bruno Straumann (violin) Hugo Gottasmann (viola)
Hermann Busch (cello)
Rudolf Serkin (piano)


Violin: Adolf Busch
Violin: Bruno Straumann
Viola: Hugo Gottasmann
Cello: Hermann Busch
Piano: Rudolf Serkin


A new poem by C. Day
Lewis See paragraph on page 11
Part 1: ' Dialogue at the Airport'
Readers: Alan Wheatley
Leonard Sachs , Basil Taylor


Unknown: Lewis See
Readers: Alan Wheatley
Readers: Leonard Sachs
Readers: Basil Taylor


or 'Love in the Stocks'
A romantic ballad opera in two acts
Words by Harold Child
Music by Vaughan Williams
(Continued in next column)
Villagers, pedlars, soldiers
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by John Clement. s)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Presented by Mark Lubbock
Scene: A small town in the Cotswolds ip the early nineteenth century
Act 1
A fair in an open field near the town. Morning. April 30


Unknown: Harold Child
Music By: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: John Clement.
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Presented By: Mark Lubbock
The Constable: Ian Wallace
Mary the Constable's daughter: Lorely Dyer
Aunt Jane the Constable's sister: Mary Jarred
John the butcher: Roderick Jones
The turnkey: Jan van Der Gucht
A showman: Fabian Smith
A sergeant: Denis Dowling
Hugh, the drover: Walter Midgley
A cheap-jack: George Stearn Scott
A shell-fish seller: Fisher Morgan
A primrose seller: Ethel Gedge
A ballad seller: David Holman


Indonesia by Patrick O'Donovan
Patrick O'Donovan, Far East Correspondent of The Observer, has recently returned from a tour of the Far East. He gives his impressions of conditions and opinions as he found them in Indonesia.
Fourth of a group of talks


Unknown: Patrick O'Donovan


Act 2
The market place in the town. Early Tuesday morning. May 1


by Alfred Cobban, Ph.D. , Reader in Modern French History in the University of London
Nowadays we often under-estimate the part played in life, and therefore in history, by accident and chance. The story of the Diamond Necklace is an unusual illustration of the way in which the unexpected enters into the course of history —in this case, the history of the France of Marie Antoinette.


Reader: Alfred Cobban, Ph.D.


Piano Sonata in B flat
(Op. posth.) played by Clifford Curzon


Played By: Clifford Curzon


Second of two talks by Professor Gilbert Ryle
In his first talk Professor Ryle criticised the traditional distinction between mind and body. But what of thoughts that are not accompanied by actions As we have such thoughts, do they not juslify the distinction between mind and body? In this talk Professor Ryle re-examines the nature of consciousness and persists in his criticism of the distinction.


Unknown: Professor Gilbert Ryle

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