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A series of three talks by Harold Wincott
2 'Kicks without Ha'pence '
In this talk Mr. Wincott discusses the decline in personal saving.
(The recorded broadcast of July 26)


Unknown: Harold Wincott


Violin Sonata No. 2 played by Suzanne Rozsa (violin)
Paul Hamburger (piano)


Violin: Suzanne Rozsa
Piano: Paul Hamburger


An abridged version of the poem by John Masefield Read by Edward Chapman
Part 1
The Hunt meets at The Cock and Pye.' moves off, draws Ghost Heath Wood and finds; The Fox; The Ghost Heath run begin*, and proves too much for some of the hunters.
(The recorded broadcast of July 20)
Part 2: Saturday at 6.30


Unknown: John Masefield
Read By: Edward Chapman


(sung in English)
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) Kathleen Joyce (contralto) Raymond Nilsson (tenor)
Richard Standen (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Julian Bream (lute)
Desmond Dupre (viola da gamba) Ambrose Gauntlett (cello continuo)
Charles Spinks (organ)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader... Maurice Clare)
Conducted by Paul Sacher
Part 1


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Contralto: Kathleen Joyce
Tenor: Raymond Nilsson
Bass: Richard Standen
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Chorus-Master: Julian Bream
Viola: Desmond Dupre
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Conducted By: Paul Sacher


by N. Tinbergen
N. Tinbergen talks about the attitude and researches of Konrad Lorenz and about his recently published book ' King Solomon's Ring.' The speaker himself took part in many of these experiments with Konrad Lorenz , with whom he worked before coming to the University of Oxford.


Unknown: N. Tinbergen
Talks: N. Tinbergen
Unknown: Konrad Lorenz
Unknown: Konrad Lorenz

: Imaginary Conversations 'THE TRAIN TO BANBURY'

by Sean O'Faolain
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
The date is 1868, four years after that undignified controversy which produced one of the noblest books in the language, Newman's Apologia pro Vita Sua.
(A new production of the programme first broadcast in 1947)


Unknown: Sean O'Faolain
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Vita Sua.
John Henry Newman: Felix Aylmer
Charles Kingsley: Leslie Perrins
Ambrose St John: J Hubert Leslie


Piano Quintet in F minor played by The Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nisse l (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovelt (cello)
Clifford Curzon (piano)


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Violin: Siegmund Nisse
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovelt
Piano: Clifford Curzon


Sir Richard Livingstone comment* on the qualities and defects of the American educational system
(The recorded broadcast of June 20)


Unknown: Sir Richard Livingstone

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