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by Sir Edmund Whittaker , F.R.S.
A broadcast version of the Eddington Memorial Lecture delivered in Edinburgh last August


Unknown: Sir Edmund Whittaker , F.R.S.


Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
David Martin (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin)
Edith Lake (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Cantata: Le Berger Fidele, for soprano, two violins. viola da gamba, and harpsichord
Suite In D:
Les tendres plaintes: La Joyeuse; Les soupirs; L'entretien des Muses; La boiteuse
Quatrieme Concert de Clavecin, for violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord: La pantomime; L'indiscrete (Rondeau); La Rameau
(Programme devised by Robert Collet)


Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Edith Lake
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart


A new translation for broadcasting by C. Day Lewis
Produced by Basil Taylor
Book 12


Broadcasting By: C. Day Lewis
Produced By: Basil Taylor
Narrator: Alan Wheatley
Turnus: John Laurie
Latinus: Baliol Holloway
Amata: Molly Rankin
Juno: Margaret Rawlings
Aeneas: Allan McClelland
Juturna: Simona Pakenham
Tolumnus: Raf de la Torre
Messapus: Hallam Fordham
rapis: Michael Flanders
Saces: Denis McCarthy
Jupiter: Robert Harris


Wilma Lipp (soprano)
Hamburg Radio
(Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk)
Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Erich Rohn )
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Part 1
(Continued in next column)


Soprano: Wilma Lipp
Leader: Erich Rohn
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt


Talk by G. F. Hudson , Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
Scholars have long recognised that certain features of More's Utopia are reminiscent of Inca Peru, but the connection has remained a matter of doubt as the book was published before the Spanish discovery of Peru. There is now evidence that knowledge of Inca Peru had been obtained from earlier explorations on the Brazilian side, and More s story of the Portuguese mariner in Antwerp who first told him about Utopia may have been founded on faot. In this talk the speaker re-examines the apparent connection between Utopia and Peru in the light of this new information.


Talk By: G. F. Hudson


The Communist Bid to Capture a Generation
Talk by Terence Prittie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Germany


Talk By: Terence Prittie


Trio in B flat, Op. 99 played by the Rubbra-Gruenberg-Pleeth Trio:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
William Pleeth (cello)
Edmund Rubbra (piano)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Edmund Rubbra

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