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A story by Enid Williams
Read by Susan Richards


Story By: Enid Williams
Read By: Susan Richards


Piano Sonata in A, Op. posth. played by Grete Scherzer


Played By: Grete Scherzer

: Charles Stewart Parnell

A personal sketch by Captain Henry Harrison, O.B.E., M.C.

Captain Harrison was intimately acquainted with Parnell more than sixty years ago and was concerned in the extraordinary events attending Parnell's political and personal history. Captain Harrison's book Parnell Vindicated is described in the Oxford History of England as 'the main final source of elucidation' of the story of the Parnell-O Shea liaison.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Captain Henry Harrison

: Kathleen Michael and Keneth Kent in 'MIDSUMMER FIRE'

A play in four acts by Hermann Sudermann
Translated by Ashley Dukes
Revised and adapted for broadcasting by A. L . Lloyd
Production by Raymond Raikes
Music specially composed by Leon Young played by the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
The action of the play takes place In the East Prussian countryside some time in the 1880s


Unknown: Hermann Sudermann
Translated By: Ashley Dukes
Broadcasting By: A. L . Lloyd
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Composed By: Leon Young
Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Heinrich Vogeireuter, an East Prussian landowner: Keneth Kent
Trude his daughter: Beryl Calder
Plotz, his farm overseer: David Kossoff
Christine Vogelreuter, his wife: Louise Hampton
Georg von Hartwig his nephew: Roger Delgado
Marikke his foster-child: Kathleen Michael
His cook: Gladys Spencer
Haffke, the local minister: Charles Leno
A Lithuanian woman: Miriam Karlin


Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn)
London Mozart Players
(Leader. Max Sal peter )
Conductor, Harry Blech
Last of six concerts in which the six symphonies recently published by the Haydn Society have been played


Oboe: Sidney Sutcliffe
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Dennis Brain
Leader: Max Sal Peter
Conductor: Harry Blech


Two talks by Jean Seznec
In these talks the speaker, who is Professor of French Literature in the Untversity of Oxford, considers two French writers in the light of recently discovered manuscript material.


Unknown: Jean Seznec


A selection of his satirical verse made and introduced by Frank Hauser
Readers :
Rachel Gurney. Michael Flanders


Readers: Frank Hauser
Readers: Rachel Gurney.
Readers: Michael Flanders


Stuart Humphry Ward
Rene Soames (tenor)
An Instrumental Ensemble
Amor c'al tuo suggetto
De'! dimmi tu che' sse' coat fregiato Ama donna chi tt'ama
Echo la primavera Gja ebbi Itbertate
Adiu. adiu dous dame jolye Gentil aspetto
Programme arranged and Introduced by Thurston Dart


Unknown: Stuart Humphry Ward
Tenor: Rene Soames
Introduced By: Thurston Dart


Peter de Mendelssohn talks &bout the memoirs of Baron Weizsacker. State
Secretary in the German Foreign Office under Ribbentrop


Talks: Peter de Mendelssohn

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