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Words by W. B. Yeats
Music by Peter Warlock
Trefor Jones (tenor)
The Wigmore Ensemble:
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (cor anglais)
Maurice Clare (violin) Albert Chasey (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)


Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Music By: Peter Warlock
Tenor: Trefor Jones
Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Flute: Terence MacDonagh
Violin: Maurice Clare
Violin: Albert Chasey
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth


An excursion, after dark, to the London of the 1860s
Written by Laurence Kitchin
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon with Ernest Jay. Philip Godfrey
Jonathan Field , David Kossoff
Frank Atkinson , Paul Jago and David Enders


Written By: Laurence Kitchin
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Ernest Jay.
Unknown: Philip Godfrey
Unknown: Jonathan Field
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Frank Atkinson
Unknown: Paul Jago
Unknown: David Enders
Narrator: Reginald Beckwith
Freddy: Denys Blakelock
Henry Mayhew: Carleton Hobbs
George Augustus Sala: Norman Shelley
Charles Dickens: Robert Marsden
Lord Hastings: 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


Pouishnoff (piano)
Study in C sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 7 Rondo in E flat. Op. 16 Mazurkas:
C sharp minor, Op. 30 No. A flat, Op. 50 No. 2
Nocturne in B. Op. 62 No. 1 Tarantelle, Op. 43
Fifteenth of a series of programmes of music by Chopin


Fourth of six discussions between three Members of Parliament
Sir Arthur Salter (Chairman) (Independent, Oxford University)
Quintin Hogg
(Conservative, Oxford City)
Austen Albu
(Labour, Edmonton)


Unknown: Sir Arthur Salter
Unknown: Quintin Hogg
Unknown: Austen Albu


Gaspar Cassado (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1


Cello: Gaspar Cassado
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


A talk by Philip Hendy on the Giovanni Bellini , Exhibition in Venice


Talk By: Philip Hendy
Unknown: Giovanni Bellini


by C. Day Lewis
Part 2: ' Flight to Italy '
C. Day Lewis reads the second part of his new poem in which he describes the effect on him of a visit to post-war Italy. Part 2 was inspired by the air journey from England to the South.


Unknown: C. Day Lewis


String Quintet in G minor
(K.516) played by 1 "he Pro Arte Quartet and aired Hobday (viola) jn gramophone records

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