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A commendation by Sydney Goodsir Smith on Sir Thomas Urquhart for the tercentenary of the publication of his version of Rabelais


Unknown: Sir Thomas Urquhart

: Hermione Hannen James McKechnie and Harcourt Williams in 'THE HOSTAGE'

(' L'Otage ')
A drama by Paul Claudel
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by Edward Sackville-West
Production by Raymond Raikes
(Continued in next column)
Incidental music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis


Unknown: Paul Claudel
Unknown: Edward Sackville-West
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
A Quiet Voice: T St John Barry
Sygne de Coufontaine: Hermione Hannen
Vicomte Georges Agenor de Coufontaine: James McKechnie
Suzanne: Hester Paton Brown
Baron Toussaint Turelure (Prefect ofthe Marne, later of the Seine): Francis de Wolff
The Abbé Badilon: Raf de la Torre
The Guest: Harcourt Williams
A Despatch Rider: Ian Sadler
Monsieur Lafleur: Michael O'Halloran
An Orderly: Richard Waring


Kreisleriana, Op. 16, played by Walter Gieseklng (piano)


Piano: Walter Gieseklng


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
2-Talk by C. J. Hamson of the Faculty of Law
In the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College
C. J. Hamson discusses the present state of the law in regard to the liability of hospitals for negligence.


Talk By: C. J. Hamson
Unknown: C. J. Hamson


Transcribed by Gilbert Reaney
Edited and produced by Denis Stevena
The Deller Consort :
April Cantelo, Eileen. McLoughlin
Alfred Deller ,
Alexander Young Wilfred Brown Norman Plat
Richard Taylor (recorder)
Leonard Brain (cor anglais)"'
John Alexandra (bassoon)
Maxwell Ward (viola)
George Malcolm (regal)
James Blades (tabor)


Unknown: Gilbert Reaney
Produced By: Denis Stevena
Unknown: April Cantelo,
Unknown: Eileen. McLoughlin
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Alexander Young
Unknown: Wilfred Brown
Unknown: Norman Plat
Unknown: Richard Taylor
Unknown: Leonard Brain
Bassoon: John Alexandra
Viola: Maxwell Ward
Viola: George Malcolm
Unknown: James Blades

: Alan Badel in 4 THE SUMMER BY THE SEA'

by Ivan Roe
A dramatic reconstruction, based on contempory records, of events in the last days of Shelley's life
Narrator, Hugh Burden
Guitarist, Desmond Dupré
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
The action takes place during the summer of 1822 at Casa Magni , Shelley's house at Lerici in the Gulf of La Spezia, and on board his schooner Don Juan.


Unknown: Ivan Roe
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Guitarist: Desmond Dupré
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Unknown: Casa Magni
Unknown: Don Juan.
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Alan Badel
Mary Shelley: Maxine Audley
Edward John Trelawny: William Fox
Edward Ellerker Williams: Frank Duncan
JaneWilliams: Prunella Scales
Claire Clairmont: Mary Law
Beta, the cook: Marjorie Westbury
Domenico a servant: Robert Rietty


David Oistrakh (violin)
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conducted by Jacques Thibaud andManuel Rosenthal
Part 1


Violin: David Oistrakh
Conducted By: Jacques Thibaud
Unknown: Manuel Rosenthal


A group of talks
3-Intentions and Results in Politics by Richard Pares Professor of History
In the University of Edinburgh


Unknown: Richard Pares


Talk by Pierre Gaisseau
The talk, read by Jacques Brunius , is illustrated with recordings made by Pierre Gaisseau in Colombia
Preisemted by Alam. Lomax


Talk By: Pierre Gaisseau
Read By: Jacques Brunius
Unknown: Pierre Gaisseau
Unknown: Alam. Lomax


A medieval narrative poem in four parts, translated into modern English by J. R. R. Tolkien
Part 1
The reading is introduced by the translator


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrator: James McKechnie
King Arthur: Alan Wheatley
Green Knight: Raf de la Torre
Sir Gawain: Peter Augustine


Lorna Sydney (mezzo-soprano)
Alfred Poell (baritone)
Vienna State Opera Orchestra Conducted by Felix Prohaska
Songs (Des Knaben Wunderhorn):'
Lob des hohen Verstande; Rhednlegendchen: Der Tambourg'sell; Trostt im Unglück: Wo die schönen Tromipeten blasen; Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt ; Urlicht on gramophone records


Mezzo-Soprano: Lorna Sydney
Baritone: Alfred Poell
Conducted By: Felix Prohaska

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