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Variations and fugue on a theme of J. S. Bach , Op. 81 played by Frank Merrick (piano)
Third of ten programmes of music by Reger , arranged by Donald Mitchell


Unknown: J. S. Bach
Piano: Frank Merrick
Music By: Reger
Arranged By: Donald Mitchell


Nontando Jabavu , one of a family of distinguished African educationists, talks about her own experience of the difficulties of growing up to share in two cultures


Unknown: Nontando Jabavu

: Music from ' THE FAIRY QUEEN '

by Puree
Adapted and arranged by Constant Lambert
(The names of those taking part in this performance are as shown on Monday at 8.30)

: The Dilemma in Education

by James Hemming
In his second talk the speaker considers some common misconceptions with regard to modern scientific principles of education and examines the problem of maintaining educational standards while giving due regard to the full development of the individual child.


Speaker: James Hemming

: Catherine Lacey Bruce Belfrage, Geoffrey Wincott and Derek Birch in 'KING HENRY VIII'

by William Shakespeare
with music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens and conducted by Edward Clark
Adapted for radio and produced by R. D. Smith
Other parts:
Secretaries, attendants, serjeant, scribe, doorkeeper, Guildford, page, crier, Garter King-at-arms, lords, ladies, Brandon, Sir Nicholas Vaux, Bishop of Lincoln, and Capucius played by Claude Bonser, John Schlesinger, Michael Godley, Joe Stern,
Michael Flanders, Basil Gray, John Richmond, David Duncan and Mary Morrell


Author: William Shakespeare
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conducted By: Edward Clark
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Vaux
Unknown: Bishop Of Lincoln
Unknown: Capucius
Played By: Claude Bonser
Played By: John Schlesinger
Played By: Michael Godley.
Played By: Joe Stern
Unknown: Michael Flanders.
Unknown: John Richmond
Unknown: David Duncan
Unknown: Mary Morrell
Chorus: David Lloyd James
Duke of Buckingham: Derek Birch
Duke of Norfolk: Laidman Browne
Abergavenny: Harold Pinter
Cardinal Wolsey: Geoffrey Wincott
King Henry VIII: Bruce Belfrage
Queen Katharine: Catherine Lacey
Surveyor: John Ruddock
Lord Chamberlain: Carleton Hobbs
Sands: Anthony Viccars
Lovell: Richard Williams
Anne Bullen: Diana Maddox
First gentleman: Alastair Duncan
Second gentleman: Michel Bazalgette
Duke of Suffolk: Denis McCarthy
Cardinal Campeius: Felix Felton
Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester: Richard Hurndall
Old lady: Nan Marriott-Watson
Singing woman: Joyce Millward
Patience: Betty Linton
Earl of Surrey: Anthony Jacobs
Cromwell: Richard Ainley
Third gentleman: Peter Bathurst
Griffith: George Bishop
Archbishop Cranmer: Oliver Burt
Lord Chancellor: Malcolm Graeme
The Porter: John Glyn Jones
His man: John Sharp


Trio in E flat (K.498) played by Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Herbert Downes (viola)
Nina Milkina (piano)


Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Viola: Herbert Downes
Piano: Nina Milkina

: The Function of a Literary Editor

by John Lehmann
The speaker considers the question whether a literary editor must remain a passive purveyor of space for short-story writers, poets, and critics, or whether he can take a creative part in shaping the literary development and taste of his age.
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 13)


Unknown: John Lehmann

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