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Five Bagatelles
Sonata in F minor played by Ross Pratt (piano)


Played By: Ross Pratt


Talk by G. V. T. Matthews of the Department of Zoology,
University of Cambridge
The speaker describes some of the many experimental investigations made on bird navigation and how these have contributed to our understanding of bird migration.
(The recorded broadcast of April 8)
The Migration of Mammals, by L. Harrison Matthews : September 14


Talk By: G. V. T. Matthews
Unknown: L. Harrison Matthews


Quartet in F, Op. 3 No. 5 Quarfet in C, Op. 74 No. 1 Quartet in B flat, Op. 103 played by the New London Quartet: Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)


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


Illustrated talk by Watson Forbes
Violas vary considerably in size, and there has never been agreement as to their ideal length. Watson Forbes traces the hiatory of rhe viola and discusses the relative mentis of Large and small instruments.


Talk By: Watson Forbes
Unknown: Watson Forbes

: Hugh Burden in ' A VERY GREAT MAN INDEED'

by Henry Reed
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
' The late Richard Shewin has been iusrly called " the port's noveliM "; and he may certainly be regarded as the noblest precursor of (if we may coin a phrase) the new Elizabethan Age. But his literary glory is not our theme ... which is no less than the man himself.
Settings of Schopenhauer and 'Don't Hurt My Heart' composed by Donald Swann


Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Richard Shewin
Composed By: Donald Swann
Hembert Reeve, a scholar: Hugh Bunden
Stephen Shewin, brother of thenovelist: Carleton Hobbs
Connie, his wife: Gwen Cherrell
Milly: Vivienne Chatterton
The Misses Adela and Betty Burkley: Diana Maddox,
The Misses Adela and Betty Burkley: Marjonie Westbury
Richard Shewtn's valet: Frank Duncan
T H Bowers, another novelist: Norman Shelley
Lady Blackie: Susan Richmond
Lady Blackie: Mary O'Farrell
Elsie: Marjonie Westibury
Seamus O'Fergus, a poet: Harry Hutchinson
Miss Rich: Ceclle Chevreau
Nancy Shewin, sister-in-law of thenovelist: Dorothy Primrose
Janet, her daughter: Gwen Cherrem
Owen and Bnian, her sons: Denis Quilley
Owen and Bnian, her sons: Wilfrid Downing
Narrative Prose: Derek Hart


Alec Whittaker (oboe)
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Meuland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson


Oboe: Alec Whittaker
Leader: J. Meuland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson


Denis Brogan speaks about the changes tibait have taken place in the status of the American Negro over the past thirty years


Unknown: Denis Brogan


A programme of ballads
Compiled by Ewan MacColl
Produced by R. D. Smith


Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Produced By: R. D. Smith


Talk by E. M. Forster


Talk By: E. M. Forster


Antiphons to the Magmifloat Anitthem: Sailve Regina Motet: Ave Maria
Choir of Westminster Cathedral
Conductor, George Malcolm


Unknown: Sailve Regina
Conductor: George Malcolm

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