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by Sir William Hamilton Fyfe
A shortened form of the Herbert Spencer lecture given at the invitation of Oxford University on May 29


Unknown: Sir William Hamilton Fyfe


Dorothy Bond (soprano)
Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano)
BBC Welsh Chorus
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
From St. John's Church, Cardiff


Soprano: Dorothy Bond
Soprano: Ceinwen Rowlands
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes


Talk by V. S. Pritchett
The speaker reviews a new translation, by Archibald Colquhoun , of Manzoni's novel I Promessi Sposi,' recently published under the title of 'The Betrothed'


Talk By: V. S. Pritchett
Unknown: Archibald Colquhoun


Moiseiwitsch (piano)
Des Abends; Aufschwung; Warum?;
Grillen; In der Nacht; Traumes Wirren (Fantasiestücke, Op. 12)
Novellette in D. Op. 21 No. 2 Kinderscenen, Op. 15
Second of four recitals of Schumann's music by Moiseiwitsch
Next recital: September 30


by Thomas Love Peacock
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
John Cockerill (harp)
Music selected from contemporary sources by Archie Harradine
Arranged for the harp by Patrick Savill
Part 1: The Villa


Unknown: Thomas Love Peacock
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Harp: John Cockerill
Unknown: Archie Harradine
Unknown: Patrick Savill
Mr Crotchet, a parvenu: Carleton Hobbs
Mr Crotchet, Jnr , a success fulblower of bubbles: Jonathan Field
The Rev. Dr. Folliott, a scholar both learned and joLly: Robert Farquharson
Mr MacQuedy, a modern Athenian: Neville Hartley
Mr Skionar, a poetical philosopher: Esme Percy
Lady Clarinda, beautiful and accomplished: Gwen Cherrell
Captain Fitzchrome, very much inlove: Frank Duncan
Mr. Chainmail, a young gentleman of antiquated tastes: Robert Beaumont
Lord Bossnowl, ornamental in all societies: John Glyn-Jones
Mr Firedamp, a very aibsurd meteoro logist: Norman Shelley
Mr Trillo, a dilettante composer: Martin Boddey
Mr Touchandgo, an absconding banker: Felix Felton
Miss Susannah Touchandgo, a deserted damsel: Diana Maddox
Mrs Ap-Llymry: Vivienne Chatterton
Thomas Love Peacock: James McKechnie


Wind Quartet, No. 2 played by Quatuor a Vent de Paris on gramophone records


Part 2 : The Voyage


Settings of poems by Morike
Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Das verlassene Mägdlein:Der Knabe und das Immelein; Zitronenfalter im April; In der Fruhe; Im Friihling; An eine Aeolsharfe; Nimmersatte Liebe; Verborgenheit


Soprano: Irmgard Seefried
Piano: Ernest Lush


by Stuart Hampshire


Unknown: Stuart Hampshire

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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