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Talk by C. J. Hamson
Reader in Comparative Law in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College
The speaker considers the first volume of the annals of the Faculty of Law, Istanbul, as the account of a serious attempt to reconcile east and west, ancient and modern, in Turkish law.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 14)


Talk By: C. J. Hamson

: The English Opera Group presents ' LOVE IN A VILLAGE'

Eighteenth-century ballad opera in a new version by Arthur Oldham
Libretto by Isaac Bickerstaffe
Airs by Arne, Handel, Giardini, Geminiani, Galuppi, Paradies, Boyce, and others
English Opera Group
Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Olive Zorian )
Conductor, Norman Del Mar
Repetlteur,Robert Keys Producer,Basil Coleman
Act 1


Unknown: Arthur Oldham
Unknown: Isaac Bickerstaffe
Leader: Olive Zorian
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Robert Keys
Unknown: Basil Coleman
Sir William Meadows: Cecil Winter
Young Meadows, his son: Max Worthley
Justice Woodcock: Norman Lumsden
Lucinda, his daughter: Nancy Evans
Mrs Deborah Woodcock, her aunt: Gladys Parr
Rosetta friend to Lucinda: April Cantelo
Hawthorn, a neighbour: Peter Pears
Eustace, in love with Lucinda: Denis Dowling
Madge, a servant: Gladys Whitred
Hodge, a gardener: Trevor Anthony


by Alfred de Musset with a new verse translation by Norman Cameron
Read in English by Lydia Sherwood and Robert Eddison , and specially recorded in the original French by Tania Balachova and Julien Bertheau
Programme arranged and presented by Rayner Heppenstall


Unknown: Alfred de Musset
Translation By: Norman Cameron
Unknown: Lydia Sherwood
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Tania Balachova
Unknown: Julien Bertheau
Presented By: Rayner Heppenstall


Talk by E. M. Wilson
Professor of Spanish in the University of London
Professor Wilson's talk is based on the analogy between the theme of Othello and one of the main themes of Spanish drama during the seventeenth century.


Talk By: E. M. Wilson


Act 3
(Denis Dowling broadcasts by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)


Unknown: Denis Dowling


A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jonea


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jonea


Cromwell, the Kirk, and the King
Written by Ivan Roots in collaboration with Christopher Sykes
A reconstruction of the events of 1650 leading to ' the signal mercy ' of Dunbar, which confirmed Cromwell's ascendancy
Principal characters in order of speaking: with John Sharp , John Rae , Ian Sadler
Lewis Stringer , Derek Hart
Production by Christopher Sykea


Written By: Ivan Roots
Unknown: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: John Rae
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Derek Hart
Production By: Christopher Sykea
Commissioner: Duncan McLntyre
Jaffray: Deryck Guyler
Duke of Buckingham: Heron Carvic
King Charles II: Hugh Burden
General Lambert: Andrew Osborn
Lord President: Ward Williams
Oliver Cromwell: Stephen Jack
Lord Fairfax: Anthony Shaw
A Scottish preacher: John Laurie
Lord Warriston: Carleton Hobbs
Sir David Leslie: John Glen


Four Impromptus, Op. 142
F minor; A flat; B flat; F minor played by Edith Vogel (piano)


Piano: Edith Vogel


A monthly review of cultural and political trends in the U.S.S.R. Soviet Ballet by Lady Kelly is the wife of Sir David Kelly , who was until recently British Ambassador in Moscow.
(The recorded broadcast of April 14)


Unknown: Lady Kelly
Unknown: Sir David Kelly


Musica da Camera:
Harold Clarke (flute)
Vera Kantrovitch (violin)
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Joy Hall (cello)'
Hubert Dawkes (harpsichord)
Conversation galante et amusante,
Op. 12 No. 1
Louis Gabriel Guillemain
Trio for flute, viola, and cello, Op. 40


Flute: Harold Clarke
Violin: Vera Kantrovitch
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Joy Hall
Harpsichord: Hubert Dawkes
Unknown: Louis Gabriel Guillemain

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