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H. C. Bainibridge talks about the attitude of Edwardians to the giving and receiving of presents The speaker, who was at one time personal representative of Carl Faberge in London, examines the art and the personality of Faberge and describes some of the royal gifts he was commissioned to create.
followed by an interlude at 6,20


Talks: H. C. Bainibridge
Unknown: Carl Faberge


The Renaissance Singers
Conductor, Michael Howard
Douglas Moore (horn)
William Teskey (trombone)
Jack Pinches (trombone)
Ralph Downes (organ)
From St. Albans Abbey
First of five programmes of music of the fifteenth century


Conductor: Michael Howard
Horn: Douglas Moore
Horn: William Teskey
Unknown: Ralph Downes


Ta.lk by Victor Purcell , Ph.D.
The speaker is Lecturer in Far Eastern History in the University of Cambridge and author of The Chinese in South-East
Asia which has been published recently.


Unknown: Victor Purcell


Walter Gieseking (piano)
Ga're-th Morris (flute)
George Malcolm
(harpsichord and piano)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Georges Enesco
From the Central Hall. Westminster
Part 1


Piano: Walter Gieseking
Flute: Morris
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Georges Enesco


Talk by J. A. W. Bennett , D.Phil.
The speaker is Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford. In this talk he considers two views of Chaucer as presented in Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales by W. W. Lawrence and Chaucer the Maker by John Speirs.


Talk By: J. A. W. Bennett
Talk By: D.Phil.
Unknown: W. W. Lawrence
Unknown: John Speirs.

: Kathleen Michael and Allan Jeayes in 'MIDSUMMER FIRE'

A play by Hermann Sudermann
Translated by Ashley Dukes
Revised and adapted for broadcasting byA. L. Lloyd
Production by Raymond Raikes
(Continued in next colunm)
Music composed by Leon Young played by the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Scene: The East Prussian country-side some time in the 1880s


Play By: Hermann Sudermann
Translated By: Ashley Dukes
Broadcasting By: A. L. Lloyd
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Composed By: Leon Young
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Heinrich Vogelreuter, East Prussian landowner: Allan Jeayes
Trude, his daughter: Beryl Calder
Plotz, his farm overseer.: David Kossoft
Christine, his wife: Louise Hampton
Georg von Hantwig, his nephew: Roger Delgado
Ma rikke, his foster-child: Kathleen Michael
His cook: Gladys Spencer
Haffke, local minister: Charles Leno
A Lithuanian woman: Miriam Karlin


Quintet in G, Op. Ill played by Amadeus String Quartet
Kenneth Essex (viola)


Viola: Kenneth Essex


Monthly review of cultural and political trends in the U.S.S.R.
World Revolution or Russaan Imperialism?
P. A. Reynolds , Wilson Professor of International Politics at the University College of Wales, talks about developments in the ideological basia of Soviet foreign policy


Unknown: P. A. Reynolds

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