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: Mozart

Concerto in D minor (K.466)
Bruno Walter (piano)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
on gramophone records

: Paradise Street

A comedy by Antony Brown
Adapted by the author
[Starring] Baliol Holloway, Eleanor Summerfield and Howieson Culff

Time: The Present
Scene: A wharf at Rotherhithe
(BBC recording)
(To be repeated on Friday)


Author/Adapted by: Antony Brown
Production: Mary Hope Allen
Jack, a sailor: Allan McClelland
Troop, an evangelist: Baliol Holloway
Philip, apprentice to Burke: Michael Warre
Joe Burke, lighterman: Howieson Culff
His men - Parsnip Nose: Preston Lockwood
His men - Diamond: Frank Atkinson
Stella, Burke's daughter: Eleanor Summerfield
Ma Trotman, Parsnip Nose's mother: Patience Collier
Captain of a French ship: Olaf Pooley
Detective-Sgt Pooley: Cyril Conway


Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin)
Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Violin: Siegmund Nissel
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett

: Prospect: The New Towns

by Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, A.M.T.P.I.
A monthly review of current questions in architecture and planning

The speaker discusses the designs of some of the new towns now under construction and considers in particular the application of the 'neighbourhood unit' principle in towns whose ultimate population will be no more than 50,000.


Speaker: Jaqueline Tyrwhdtt

: Bach: Christmas Oratorio

(sung in English)
Part 6
Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
Kathleen Joyce (contralto)
William Herbert (tenor)
Norman Walker (bass)
Harvey Phillips (cello)
Thornton Lofthouse (harpsichord)
Geraint Jones (organ)
The Cantata Singers
The Jacques Orchestra
(Leader, Irene Richards )
Conducted by Reginald Jacques


Soprano: Elsie Suddaby
Contralto: Kathleen Joyce
Tenor: William Herbert
Bass: Norman Walker
Cellist: Harvey Phillips
Harpsichordist: Thornton Lofthouse
Organist: Geraint Jones
Singers: The Cantata Singers
Musicians: The Jacques Orchestra
Leader: Irene Richards
Conductor: Reginald Jacques

: The Assembly of Ladies

Modernised, adapted for broadcasting, and produced by Terence Tiller

This medieval poem was at one time attributed to Chaucer. It is now known that the work must be attributed to an anonymous fifteenth-century lady, but it is enough to say that Chaucer need not have been ashamed of the work had it in fact been his.


Adapted by/Producer: Terence Tiller
The Authoress: Jill Balcon
Perseverance: Mary O'Farrell
The Lady Loyalty: Julia Lang
Also taking part: Patricia Brent
Also taking part: Patience Collier
Also taking part: Derek Hart
Also taking part: Diana Maddox


Sonata for viola and piano
Op. 47 played by Watson Forbes (viola)
Alan Richardson (piano)


Viola: Watson Forbes
Piano: Alan Richardson

: Soviet Affairs: Soviet Education

A monthly review in which recent cultural and political trends tn the U.S.S.R. are examined.

Eric Hartley talks about some current problems.


Speaker: Eric Hartley


Clifford Curzon (piano)


Piano: Clifford Curzon

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