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Three talks by William Haas
Lecturer in German at University College, Cardiff
2-Closing the Gap
The gap between the study of sounds and the study of meaning in language is being closed as the method of analysis proves applicable to both. It appears at the same time that linguistic methods have become more akin to the familiar procedures of literary criticism.


Unknown: William Haas


The Wigmore Ensemble:
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon) Richard Walton (trumpet)
Jean Pougnet (violin) William Pleeth (cello) Wilfrid Parry (piano)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Bassoon: Richard Walton
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Wilfrid Parry


by William Rowan , D.SC.
Professor of Zoology
In the University of Alberta
Hudson's Bay Company records going back some two hundred years reveal an almost clockwork-like fluctuation in the numbers of fur-bearing animals in northern Canada. Rabbit populations ' cycle in the same way, as also do several animals introduced by man. Professor Rowan describes his studies of these animals and speculates as to the cause of ' cycling.'


Unknown: William Rowan


Translated and freely adapted from Johann Nestroy's farce
' Freiheit in Krahwinkel ' by Sybil Welch and Colin Welch ,
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Cast in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
Other parts plaved by Patrick Westwood. Hamilton Dyce
John Gabriel , and Frank Tickle
Robert Rietty and Alan Reid with the BBC Chorus
Music composed by Elizabeth Poston and directed by Patrick Savill Production by Norman Wright


Unknown: Sybil Welch
Unknown: Colin Welch
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Unknown: Patrick Westwood.
Unknown: Hamilton Dyce
Unknown: John Gabriel
Singers: Frank Tickle
Singers: Robert Rietty
Singers: Alan Reid
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Directed By: Patrick Savill
Production By: Norman Wright
Nightwatchman: Stanley Groome
Pemperl: Rolf Lefebvre
Schabenfellner: Derek Birch
Klaus: Felix Felton
Cacilie: Sulwen Morgan
Willibald Wachs: Allan McClelland
Waiter: Patrick Westwood
Pfiffspitz: Hamilton Dyce
Gerhard von Ultra: Robert Rietty
Reaczerl Edler von Zopf: John Wyse
Frau von Frankenfrei: Margaret Ward
The Burgomaster: Eric Anderson
An Actor-manager: John Gabriel
Emerenzia: Hester Paton Brown
Sperling Edler von Spatz: Alan Reid
Rummelpuff: Frank Tickle
Frau Pemperl: Joan Clement Scott
Frau Schabenfellner: Ella Milne
Frau Kloppel: Catherine Salkeld
Frau von Schnabelbeiss: Gladys Spencer
Adele: Julia Braddock
Walpurga: Viola Merrett


Martha Lipton (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult


Soprano: Martha Lipton
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult


First of two talks on Dante's Divine Comedy by Colin Hardie
Fellow of Magdalen College. Oxford
In this talk Colin Hardie puts forward his views as to when Dante wrote the Divine Comedy and explains how this matters to its interpretation.


Comedy By: Colin Hardie


and two other new ballads written and read by William Plomer


Read By: William Plomer


Sonata No. 3, in F minor played by Robert Goldsand (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Robert Goldsand

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