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: RALPH DOWNES (organ)

From Brompton Oratory


Talk by Edward Hyams


Talk By: Edward Hyams


The New London Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (v,iolin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron


by W. H. Auden
During his recent visit to this country Mr. Auden made an extempore recording describing some of the problems' he had to solve in converting Hogarth's famous series of paintings into a libretto for Stravinsky's opera.


Unknown: W. H. Auden

: Peggy Bryan. Cyril Cusack and Anthonv Quayle in 'THE FLIES'

(' Les Mouches ') by Jean-Paul Sartre
Translation by Stuant Gilbert
Adaptation and production by E. J. King Bull with Ella Bennett. Anne Cullen David Endcrs , Malcolm Hayes Micheline Patton. Patsy Smart and Lionel Stevens
The incidental music composed and conducted by Norman Deimuth


Unknown: Jean-Paul Sartre
Translation By: Stuant Gilbert
Production By: E. J. King Bull
Unknown: Ella Bennett.
Unknown: Anne Cullen
Unknown: David Endcrs
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Micheline Patton.
Unknown: Patsy Smart
Unknown: Lionel Stevens
Conducted By: Norman Deimuth
Zeus: Anthony Quayle
Orestes: Cyril Cusack
Eleotra: Peggy Bryan
Clytemnestra: Vivienne Chatterton
Aegisthus: Laidman Browne
The Tutor: Robert Farquharson
First Furv: Joan Clement Scott
The High Priest: Tom Clarkson


Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano)
Ernest Lush (accompanist)


Mezzo-Soprano: Nancy Evans


Talk by Ronald Robinson , Ph.D.
Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge Dr. Robinson suggests that our understanding of the nature of national expansion has for too long been anchored to John Seeley's thesis in The Expansion of England-in its own day ' a great leap of historical imagination.' By drawing a distinction between formal and informal expansion, however, new light is thrown on the subject, and the speaker develops the idea of informal empire recently explored by Professor Vincent Harlow in his book The Founding of the Second British Empire.


Talk By: Ronald Robinson , Ph.D.

: Gordon Jacob

Clarinet Quintet
Scherzo; Rhapsody:
Introduction. Theme, and Variations played by the Melos Ensemble:
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
Eld Goren (violin)
Leonard Friedman (violin)
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)


Clarinet: Gervase de Peyer
Violin: Eld Goren
Violin: Leonard Friedman
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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