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: The Coming of Heredity

by C. D. Darlington, F.R.S., Director of the John Innes Horticultural Institution

The now familiar word heredity is less than a century old: it dates from Darwin's day. Dr. Darlington explains how the idea of heredity evolved, and he discusses the confusion that has existed throughout the ages concerning understanding of the connection between parent and offspring. He traces the concept through various vicissitudes to the new view of heredity based on the experimental investigations of Galton and Mendel and the microscopic study of germ cells and chromosomes.


Unknown: C. D. Darlington


Fourteen Bagatelles, Op. 6 played by Gordon Watson (piano)


Piano: Gordon Watson


Two colloquies
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Rayner Heppenstall
1—' The Power of Words with Oliver Burt and Martin Starkie
(Continued in next column)
2—' The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion ' with Robert Eddison and Malcolm Graeme


Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Martin Starkie
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Malcolm Graeme


Quartet in A, Op. 2 (1862)
Andante-Allegro; Andante affettuoso ed appassionato; Allegro scherzando;
Finale (allegro animato) played by the Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)


Violin: David Martin
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards


Talk by H. G. Nicholas
Fellow of New College, Oxford
The speaker comments on ' The Challenge to Isolation, ' a study of American foreign policy from 1937 to 1940 by two Harvard historians. Professor Langer and Professor Gleason.


Talk By: H. G. Nicholas


Lyric drama in five acts and twelve tableaux by Maurice Maeterlinck
Music by Debussy
Grandsons of Arkel:
Chorus and National Orchestra of Radiodiffusion et Television FranQaise
(Chorus-Master, Marcel Briclot )
Conducted by D. E. Inghelbrecht
Act 1
Sc. 1: A forest glade, by a stream Sc. 2: A hall in Arkel's castle Sc. 3: In front of the castle
Act 2
Sc. 1: A fduntain in the castle park Sc. 2: A room in the castle
Sc. 3: The entrance to a cave
Act 3
Sc. 1: Below the tower of the castle Sc. 2: The castle vaults
Sc. 3: The terrace, near the vaults
Sc. 4: A space in front of the castle
10.10 app. Interval
10.30 app. Act 4
Sc. 1: A room in the castle
Sc. 2: The fountain in the castle park
Act 5
A room in the castle


Unknown: Maurice Maeterlinck
Chorus-Master: Marcel Briclot
Conducted By: D. E. Inghelbrecht
Pelleas: Camille Maurane
Golaud: Lucien Lovano
Arkel, King of allemonde: André Vessieres
Yniold, Golaud's son by a former marriage: Marjorie Westbury
A physician: Marcel Vigneron
Genevieve: Christiane Gayraud
Melisande: Suzanne Danco

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