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The Fruits of Patience
Last of three talks by Stephen Toulmin


Unknown: Stephen Toulmin


Marjorie Mitchell (piano)


Piano: Marjorie Mitchell


Echoes from James Boswell 's tour with Dr. Johnson to the Western Isles in the summer of 1773 Written and narrated by Moray McLaren
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon with Calum Johnston (pipes) and Ian Whyte (harpsichord)


Unknown: James Boswell
Unknown: Moray McLaren
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Calum Johnston
Harpsichord: Ian Whyte
Dr Johnson: Carleton Hobbs
James Boswell: Bryden Murdoch
The Companion: Tom Fleming
James Caird: George Davies
The Higtaland woman: Efbe Monrifon
Lady MeLeod: Rhone Sykes
Mrs Mackinnon: Lennox Milne


A romantic opera in four acts
Words and music by Albert Lortzing
(sung in German,) nobles, knights and ladies, hunters, fishermen, water spirits, apparitions
Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Italiana. Milan
(Chorus-Master, Roberto Benagllo )
The action takes place in Germany in the fifteenth century
Act 1
The inferior of a fisherman's dwelling by a lake


Music By: Albert Lortzing
Chorus-Master: Roberto Benagllo
Conducted By: Robert Heger
Bertaida, daughter of Duke Henry: Marianna Schech
Hugo von Ringstetten, a knight: Josef Traxel
Kuehleborn, ruler of the water spirits: Gottfried Fehr
Tobias, a poor old fisherman: Heinrich Sailer
Marthe, his wife: Ina Gerhein
Undine, their adopted daughter: Valerie Bak
Father Heilmann: Rudolf Wuenzer
Veit, Hugo's arms-bearer: Karl Krollmann
Hans, master of the wine cellars: Richard Kogel


Talk by Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Sir John Slessor
Sir John Slessor attended last month the Commonwealtlh Relations Conference at Lahore. He comments on the different perspective in which Asian peoples view such contemporary aliiances and associations as NATO, the Turco-Pakistan agreement, and arrangements for regional defence in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.


Unknown: Sir John Slessor

: Undine

Act 2
A magnificent hall in the palace


by L. A. G. Strong
Between the autumn of 1921 and the time he left Oxford, L. A. G. Strong spent upwards of fifty evenings with W B. Yeats and kept records of his conversations. The themes that recurred most frequently were magic and the occult, writing in general, and the nature of poetry.


Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Unknown: W B. Yeats


Act 3
The countryside below Ringstebten Castle
Act 4
The inner court of Ringstetten Casthe


by F. T. Prince
Read by James McKechnie , Marius Goring and Frederick Allen
Introduced by D G Bridson


Unknown: F. T. Prince
Read By: James McKechnie
Read By: Marius Goring
Read By: Frederick Allen
Introduced By: D G Bridson

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