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BBC Midland Singers Conductor, John Lowe
Desmond Dupre (lute)
Muriel Liddle (harp)


Conductor: John Lowe
Conductor: Desmond Dupre
Harp: Muriel Liddle


A monthly magazine of new poetry and prose, edited and introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
Contributions from
James Reeves , Arthur Gore Vernon Scannell , Isabel Seed
S. Thomas Ansell , R. F. Willetts
Paul West. John Bain
Michael Hamburger
Sydney Goodsir Smith
L. A. G. Strong. Patrick O'Brian
Peter Augustine , Hugh Burden
William Devlin , Felix Felton
Ruth Lodge , Ian Stewart


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: James Reeves
Unknown: Arthur Gore
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: Isabel Seed
Unknown: S. Thomas Ansell
Unknown: R. F. Willetts
Unknown: Paul West.
Unknown: John Bain
Unknown: Michael Hamburger
Unknown: Sydney Goodsir Smith
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong.
Readers: Patrick O'Brian
Readers: Peter Augustine
Readers: Hugh Burden
Unknown: William Devlin
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Ruth Lodge
Unknown: Ian Stewart


Gino Gorini and Sergio Lorenzi
(two pianos)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Part 1

Delius - Idyll
Sylvia Fisher (soprano)
Jess Walters (baritone)


Unknown: Gino Gorini
Unknown: Sergio Lorenzi
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli


Talk by Bernard Lewis
Professor of the History of the Near and Middle East in the University of London
Pakistan is to be an Islamic Republic. The speaker examines rhe way in which Western democratic concepts enit&red ihe Islamic world and were understood and applied by Muslims. He analyses rhe conflicts between such ideas and the Islamic political tradition of autocracy, but believes that there are elements in Muslim thought and ideals that could provide a starting-point for such an experiment in Islamic democracy.


Talk By: Bernard Lewis

: Hugh Burden in 'A VERY GREAT MAN INDEED'

by Henry Reed
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
' The late Rohard Shewin 'has been justly called " the poet's novelist "; and he may certainly be regarded as the noblest precursor of if we may coin a phrase) the new Elizabethan Age. But his li ternary glory is no; our theme ... wihich is no less than the man himself.' and Settings by Schopenhauer and ' Don't Hurt My Heart ' composed and played by Donald Swann


Unknown: Henry Reed
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Rohard Shewin
Played By: Donald Swann
Herbert Reeve, a scholar: Hugh Burden
Stephen Shewin, brother of the novelist: Carleton Hobbs
Connie, his wife: Gwen Cherrell
Milly: Vivienne Chatterton
The Misses Adela and Betty Burkley: Diana Maddox
The Misses Adela and Betty Burkley: Marjorie Westbury
Richard Shewin's valet: Frank Duncan
T H Powers, another novelist: Norman Shelley
Lady Blackie: Susan Richmond
Hilda Tablet, a composeress: Mary O'Farrell
Elsa: Marjorie Westbury
Seamus O'Fergus, a poet: Harry Hutchinson
Miss Rich: Cecile Chevreau
Nancy Shewin, sister-in-law of the novelist: Dorothy Primrose
Janet, her daughter: Gwen Cherrell
Owen. Brian, and George, her sons: Denis Quilley
Owen. Brian, and George, her sons: Wilfrid Downing
Owen. Brian, and George, her sons: M Westbury
Narrative Prose: Derek Hart


Sona.ta in C (K.296)
Sonata in E flat (K.4S1) played by Szymon Goldberg (violin) and Lili Krau. s (piano) on gramophone records


Violin: Szymon Goldberg
Violin: Lili Krau.

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