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George Holmes , Tutor in History at St. Catherine's Society, Oxford, talks about the theory and practice of historical scholarship. He considers, in particular the work of the French historian Marc Bloch, whose latest book The Historian's Craft was published in an English translation earlier this year.


Unknown: George Holmes

: William Sylvester with Angela Baddeley, Macdonald Parke and Esme Percy in 'THE PENSION BEAUREPAS'

The short story by Henry James
Adapted and produced by Mary Hope Allen
The scene is laid in Geneva towards the end of the last century.
(Continued in next column)
Cast in order of speaking:


Story By: Henry James
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Henry Mason, a young writer: William Sylvester
Madame Beaurepas: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Monsieur Pigeonneau: Esmé Percy
Mr Ruck: MacDonald Parke
Mrs Ruck his wife: Tucker McGuire
Miss Sophie Ruck his daughter: Lois McLean
Mrs Church: Angela Baddeley
Cabman: Jeffrey Segal
Garçon: Jeffrey Segal
Miss Aurora Church: Mairhi Russell


A sacred festival drama in three acts by Richard Wagner
(sung in German) and andand
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival
(Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz )
Producer, Wieland Wagner
Act 1
In the Grail's domain
The hall of the Grail cuds


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Conducted By: Hans Knappertsbusch
Producer: Wieland Wagner
Amfortas: Hans Hotter
Titurel: Theo Adam
Gurnemanz: Josef Greindl
Parsifal: Wolfgang Windgassen
Klingsor: Gustav Neidlinger
Kundry: Martha Moal
Knights of the Grail:: Gene Tobin
Knights of the Grail:: Theo Adam
Esquires: ,: Hetty PlűmacHer
Esquires: ,: Gisela Litz
Esquires:: Gerhard Stolze
Esquires:: Hugo Krata
Klingsor's flower maidens:: Ilse Hollweg
Klingsor's flower maidens:: Friedl Pöltlnger
Klingsor's flower maidens:: Hetty PlűmacHer
Klingsor's flower maidens:: Dorothea Siebert
Klingsor's flower maidens:: Jutta Vulpius
Klingsor's flower maidens:: Gisela Litz
A solo alto voice: Hetty PlűmacHer


J. M. C. Toynbee , Professor of Classical Archaeology in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College, talks about the recent discoveries in London.


Unknown: J. M. C. Toynbee


Act 2
Klingsor's enchanted castle and garden


of Dante Alighieri
The first cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading in six parts
Part 5 (Cantos 23-28) — Dante and Virgil continue their way through the Eighth Circle of the fraudulent: The sixth chasm of the hypocrites; the seventh chasm of the thieves; the prophecy of Vanni Fucci; the eighth chasm of the evil counsellors; Ulysses speaks of his last voyage; the story of Guido da Montefeltro; the ninth chasm of the sowers of discord.
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Peter Duval Smith


Unknown: Laurence Binyon
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Dante: Marlus Goring
Vlrgil: Esmé Percy
Catalano: Heron Carvic
Loderingo: Peter Howell
Vanni Fucci: Francis de Wolff
The spirit of a thief: Derek Birch
Ulysses: Valentine Dyall
Guido da Montefeltro: Norman Shelley
Mahomet: Andrew Cruickshank
Pier da Medicina: Felix Felton
Mosca dei Lambertl: John Richmond
Bertran de Born: Godfrey Kenton


Act 3
In the Grail's domain
The hall of the Grail castle
See also Wednesday at 10.30


Man and Fruit Plants: a symbiosis
Talk by Edward Hyams
The speaker examines the way in which the economics, manners, and even religion of some of the communities through which fruit trees came to us transformed those trees; and how, conversely, the trees in some cases transformed the communities of men.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 25)


Talk By: Edward Hyams


Quintet in A minor, Op, 20 played by the Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Lorraine du Val (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola) Lilly Phillips (cello) with Muriel Tookey (viola)


Violin: Margot MacGibbon
Violin: Lorraine du Val
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Lilly Phillips
Viola: Muriel Tookey

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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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