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Discussion between Christopher Hollis , M.P., and Charles Madge , Social Development Officer for Stevenage New Town
Is planning increasing or killing our vitality? Who has the right to impose standards on the rest of us? The speakers discuss these questions, taking town planning as their starting point. Each speaker approaches the subject from a different standpoint; but each is concerned with the problem in humane terms.


Unknown: Christopher Hollis
Unknown: Charles Madge


uartet No. 4 played by David Martin (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Eugene Cruft (double-bass)


Violin: David Martin
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Double-Bass: Eugene Cruft

: Teachers of Music TOBIAS MATTHAY

Dame Myra Hess speaks about Tobias Matthay , teacher of the piano, whose pupil she was


Unknown: Dame Myra Hess
Unknown: Tobias Matthay

: Shelley at Boscombe

Talk by Rosalie Glynn Grylls
Readings by Howard Marion-Crawford and John Chandos
Production by Gilbert Phelps
The speaker examines the efforts made by Shelley's son, Sir Percy Florence Shelley, and Lady Shelley to secure a biography that would fit in with the 'Shelley legend' they were building up round the Sanctum, with its various relics, at Boscombe Manor near Bournemouth, and their disappointment at the response of Shelley's old friends, Hogg, Peacock, and Trelawney. The illustrations include extracts from their books, and other material that has only recently come to light.


Speaker: Rosalie Glynn Grylls
Reader: Howard Marion-Crawford
Reader: John Chandos
Production: Gilbert Phelps


11 Matrimonio Segreto')
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Giovanni Bertati
English version by Dennis Arundell
Music by Cimarosa
(Continued in next column)
DBC Opera Orchestra (Lea by John Sharpe )
Conductor,Stanford Robinson
Narrator and producer,
Dermis Arundell
The action takes place in Geronimo's house in Bologna in 1792 Act 1


Unknown: Giovanni Bertati
Unknown: Dennis Arundell
Conductor: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Dermis Arundell
Geronimo, a rich merchant: Martin Lawrence
Elisetta, his elder daughter, betrothed to Count Robinson.: Pamela, Woolmore
Carolina, his younger daughter,secretly married to Paolino: Maureen Springer
Fidalma widowed sister of Geronimo: Bruna MacLean
Count Robinson: Bruce Boyce
Paolino, clerk to Geronimo: Richard Lewis


Talk by the Rt. Hon.
Viscount Simon , G.C.S.I., G.C.V.o.


Unknown: Viscount Simon


Sixteenth of a series of reports on the Soviet point of view as expressed in the Soviet Press and broadcasts directed to listeners in the U.S.S.R.
Compiled by members of the BBC's foreign news department


Divertimento in E flat
(K.563) played by the Pasquier String Trio:
Jean Pasquier (violin) Pierre Pasquier (viola) Etienne Pasquier (cello)


Violin: Jean Pasquier
Viola: Pierre Pasquier
Cello: Etienne Pasquier

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