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: Mozart

Quintet in G minor (K.516) played by the Element Quartet: Ernest Element (violin), Sylvia Cleaver (violin), Dorothy Hemming (viola), Norman Jones (cello) with Herbert Downes (viola)
Last of seven programmes in which all Mozart's string quintets have been played by the Element Quartet and Herbert Downes


Violinist: Ernest Element
Violinist: Sylvia Cleaver
Violaist: Dorothy Hemming
Cellist: Norman Jones
Violaist: Herbert Downes

: The Magic of Despair

by Max Gluckman
From his knowledge of tribal religion in Africa, Max Gluckman, Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester, speculates upon the nature of Mau Mau ritual and comments on the recent Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to Kenya.


Speaker: Max Gluckman


Alan Frank writes on page 8


Unknown: Alan Frank


Talk by John Raymond
Regularly, for almost twenty years, Princess Mar:e Radziwill kept up a private diplomatic correspondence, with hex friend Henn di Robilant, an I'alian soldier. After her deanh he had her letters privately published. They prov;de us with a vivid glimpse of the political world of Paris, Berlin, Vienna, and St Petersburg in the years before 1914.


Talk By: John Raymond

: The Piano Trio

Talk by William Glock with illustrations recorded by the Robert Masters Piano Trio
Mr. Glock discusses the classical piano trio as exemplified in the works of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.


Speaker: William Glock


Pleasantly discoursing the variable humours of women, their quicknesse of wittes. and unsearchable deceits
Written by Thomas Dekker
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Terence Tiller with music specially composed by Elizabeth Poston
The orchestra conducted by Patrick Savill
Cast in order of speaking: and


Written By: Thomas Dekker
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Conducted By: Patrick Savill
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs
Mother: Mary O'Farrell
Alice: Olive Gregg
Thomas: John Cazabon
The Gossips: Gillian Andrews
The Gossips: Yvonne Hills
Audrey: Valerie Hyslop
Nurse: Patience Collier
Henry: Michael Collins
John: Redvers Kyle


Improvisations for viola and piano played by Maurice Loban (viola)
Ross Pratt (piano)


Viola: Maurice Loban
Piano: Ross Pratt

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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.

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