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by Niko Tinbergen
Lecturer in Animal Behaviour,
University of Oxford
A talk occasioned by the publication of books on various aspects of bee behaviour by Karl von Prison , C. G. Butler , and C. R Ribbands .


Unknown: Niko Tinbergen
Unknown: Karl von Prison
Unknown: C. G. Butler
Unknown: C. R Ribbands


The Basil Lam Sonata Ensemble:
Richard Adeney (flute) Patrick Halling (violin) Marjorie Lavers (violin)
Terence Weil (cello)
Basil Lam (organ and harpsichord)
Introduced by Basil Lam
First of four programmes in which all Purcell's Sonatas of the Second Set will be played


Flute: Richard Adeney
Violin: Patrick Halling
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Cello: Terence Weil
Cello: Basil Lam
Introduced By: Basil Lam


Three illustrated talks by Deben Bhattacharya on the modal music of India
2-The Modes of the Day and the Seasons
Last talk: June 4


Unknown: Deben Bhattacharya

: The Private Life of Hilda Tablet

A parenthesis for radio by Henry Reed
Mr. Henry Reed, the author of this script, writes: 'I am not, of course, the author of this script. The author is my friend Mr. Herbert Reeve; but he has not been in much of a shape lately to collect his thoughts, and I have done it for him. After his earlier work on the late novelist Richard Shewin, which he collected together under the title of "A Very Great Man Indeed", Mr. Reeve had many requests for further information about other people whom he had chanced on during his researches. He does not think it would be quite fair to any of his kindly informants to gratify this curiosity, but clearly an exception may be made in the case of the gifted composeress Hilda Tablet. Indeed, Mr. Reeve has had little choice in the matter.'


Author: Henry Reed
Producer: Douglas Cleverdon
Music composed by: Donald Swann
Hilda Tablet, a composeress: Mary O'Farrell
Herbert Reeve, a scholar: Hugh Burden
Stephen Shewin: Carleton Hobbs
Connie, his wife: Gwen Cherrell
Muffy, Milly, etc., her cats: Vivienne Chatterton
Elsa Strauss, a singer: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Eric Tablet, Hilda's father: Norman Shelley
Lady Tablet, Hilda's mother: Susan Richmond
Evelyn Baxter, Hilda's secretary: Colin Campbell
The Duke of Mulset: Frank Duncan
The Duchess of Mulset: Diana Maddox
The Rector of Mull Extrinseca: Deryck Guyler
Nancy Shewin: Dorothy Primrose
Owen Shewin: Denis Quilley
Janet Shewin: Gwen Cherrell
Brian Shewin: Wilfrid Downing
George Shewin: Marjorie Westbury
Humphrey Shewin: Wilfrid Downing
Miss Welbeck, a headmistress: Vivienne Chatterton
Harold Reith, a librettist: Frank Duncan
R. Egerton Bunningfield, A.R.A.: Norman Shelley
Roger Cloud, a male composer: Deryck Guyler
Mrs Pitney: Vivienne Chatterton
Reuben Cobb: Carleton Hobbs


BBC Singers
The Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble:
Sidney Fell (clarinet)
Ronald Waller (bassoon)
John Burden (horn)
Lionel Bentley (violin)
Gwynne Edwards (viola)
Willem de Mont (cello) Denis Matthews (piano)
Charles Spinks (organ)
A section of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Thomas Matthews )
Conducted by Nadia Boulanger
(who also plays the harpsichord)
Part 1


Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Bassoon: Ronald Waller
Horn: John Burden
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Gwynne Edwards
Cello: Willem de Mont
Piano: Denis Matthews
Piano: Charles Spinks
Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conducted By: Nadia Boulanger

: Experimental Psychology: 2: Perception

by Alan Watson, Lecturer in Experimental Psychology in the University of Oxford
Six talks on recent research.

The speaker distinguishes the psychological study of perception from the philosophical discussion of it, and reflects on some recent experiments that have stressed the part of experience or learning in perception in contrast to the Gestalt theories.


Speaker: Alan Watson


Part 2


reads his own poems
'The Witch of Coos '; ' Directive'; 'On looking up by chance at the Constellations'


Suite No. 4. in E flat for unaccompanied cello played by Andr6 Navarra


Played By: Andr6 Navarra

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