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Folk Songs of South America
The Four Guaranis, who are well known in Paris for their appearances at La Rose Rouge, were awarded the Prix Folklore 1953 de l'Academie du Disque Francais. The present selection of songs was recorded recently for the BBC.
Introduced by D. G. Bridson


Introduced By: D. G. Bridson

: Gladys Young Dorothy Gordon and Peter Wyngarde in 'LEOCADIA'

A comedy by Jean Anouilh
Translated by Patricia Moyes
Music by John Hotchkis
Radio production by Raymond Raikes


Comedy By: Jean Anouilh
Translated By: Patricia Moyes
Music By: John Hotchkis
Production By: Raymond Raikes
The Butler (Theophilus): Alexander Gauge
The Duchess: Gladys Young
The Milliner (Amanda): Dorothy Gordon
The Baron (Lord Hector): Norman Shelley
The Ice-cream Seller: Ian Sadler
The Taxi Driver: John Ruddock
The Prince: Peter Wyngarde
The Head Waiter at ' The Blue Danube ' (Ferdinand): Geoffrey Wincott
The Zither Player: Ernst Naser
The Gamekeeper (Germain): Michael Collins
The Landlord of 'The Chime of Bells': Edgar Norfolk


RIAS Symphony Orchestra,
(Leader, Rudolf Schülz )
Conductor, Ferenc Fricsay
Part 1


Leader: Rudolf Schülz
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay


Four Studies in Barotse Law by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
1-The Case of the Violent Councillor
In the very simplicity of Barotse law, Professor Gluckman argues, we can see clearly principles that are obscured by the complexity of our own law: that the ' certainty ' of law as a body of rules, for example, resides in the ' uncertainty ' of its basic concepts. In these talks Professor Gluckman traces the fundamental importance of the concept of ' the reasonable man ' through cases which he himself attended in Barotse courts in Northern Rhodesia.


Unknown: Max Gluckman


by Louis MacNeice
Part 6: The British Museum; The Ancient East; Christmas Eve and Norwich; Rehearsal of a Broadcast; Christmas Day and Return to London; Conclusion.
Marius Goring and Robert Irwin
This is the last of six programmes in which Louis MacNeice introduces an abridged version of his new long poem Autumn Sequel, shortly to be published. Part 6 consists of Cantos 24, 25, and 26 of the complete poem.
The poem abridged for broadcasting and produced by Joe Burroughs


Readers: Marius Goring
Readers: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Joe Burroughs


Nicholas Ludford
Magnificat for six voices sung by the Cambridge Singers
Conductor, John Stevens
Introduced by Hugh Baillie
Third of six programmes


Unknown: Nicholas Ludford
Conductor: John Stevens
Introduced By: Hugh Baillie


Talk by J. D. Chambers , Ph.D.
Lecturer in Economic History,
University of Nottingham
' Where industry is part of the lives of the people,' says Dr. Chambers, ' where the people themselves have made it and still live by it, it has a story to tell not less interesting than the purely rural scene and one that lends itself equally to historical analysis.' The theme of this broadcast was prompted by recent talks on 'The Anatomy of the English Countryside' by W. G. Hoskins.
(The recorded broadcast of July 30)


Talk By: J. D. Chambers
Unknown: W. G. Hoskins.


Sonata in E minor Sonata in A minor played by Piet Lentz (viola da gamba)
Janny van Wering (harpsichord)


Viola: Piet Lentz
Harpsichord: Janny van Wering

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