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by Bernard Shaw
Introduced by St. John Ervine
The play produced by Esme Percy
Cast in order of speaking:
During the Interval in the performance of 'On the Rocks' (7.0-7.10 app.):
Sonata In B flat, Op. 1. No. 1 played by the Danish Quartet on gramophone records


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Introduced By: St. John Ervine
Produced By: Esme Percy
Hilda: Olive Gregg
Sir Arthur Chavender, Prime Minister: Howieson Culff
Sir Broadfoot Basham: Richard Williams
Flavla Chavender: Elizabeth London
Lady Chavender: Lydia Sherwood
David Chavender: David Spenser
Aloysia: Ellen Pollock
Viscount Barking: David Peel
The Mayor: John Turnbull
Alderman Blee: Allan Jeayes
Hipney: Eliot Makeham
The Lady: Grizelda Hervey
Sir Dexter Rightside -: Eric Anderson
Sir Bemrose Hotspot: Deryck Guyler
Glenmorison: Kenneth MacKintosh
Sir Jafna Pandranath: Anthony Jacobs
The Duke of Domesday: Robert Farquharson


Ariettes Oubliees
C'est l'extase; II pleure dans mon coeur; L'ombre des arbres; Chevaux de bois; Green; Spleen sung by Suzanne Danco (soprano)
Ernest Lush (accompanist)


Soprano: Suzanne Danco


by J. S. Kennedy , Ph.D.
According to Dr. Kennedy, locusts were the first recorded migrants. They are the most dreaded and, for that reason, the most studied. In this talk he explains how special attention to the locust may throw light on some of the general problems of migration.


Unknown: J. S. Kennedy


The Barylli String Quartet:
Walter Barylli (violin) Otto Strasser (violin) Rudolf Streng (viola)
Richard Krotschak (cello)


Violin: Walter Barylli
Violin: Otto Strasser
Viola: Rudolf Streng
Cello: Richard Krotschak


A ballad by Lynette Roberts
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
This original unpublished ballad is based on the true story of John Daniel Evans. In 1865 Welsh colonists founded a settlement at Chubut in Patagonia; and in 1883 Evans, with three friends, journeyed into the interior in search of gold. The party was attacked by Tehuelche Indians and only Evans escaped with his life.


Unknown: Lynette Roberts
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Unknown: John Daniel Evans.
The Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Evans: Alex McCrindle
Parry: Ian Lubbock
Hughes: Douglas Wilmer
Davies: John Stockbridge


Scherzo, Queen Mab (Romeo and Juliet) (Berlioz): played by the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch
(Continued in next column)
Viola Concerto (Conrad Beck ): played by Walter Kägi (viola) and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Jean Meylan on gramophone records


Unknown: Charles Munch
Unknown: Conrad Beck
Conducted By: Jean Meylan


Talk by Michael Grant
Michael Grant , Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University, examines the career of the Emperor Augustus in the light of two recently published books: a reprint of ' The Roman Revolution ' by Ronald Syme , and ' 11 Tempo di Augusto ' by M. A. Levi. In h's talk Professor Grant describes the resu''s of the critical examination, by modern historians, of the favourable interpretation of his career initiated by the Emperor.


Talk By: Michael Grant
Talk By: Michael Grant
Unknown: Ronald Syme
Unknown: M. A. Levi.

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