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

The short story by Henry James
Adapted and produced by Mary Hope Allen
The action takes place in Geneva towards the end of the last century


Story By: Henry James
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Henry Mason, a young writer: William Sylvester
Madame Beaurepas: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Monsieur Pigeonneau: Esme 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
Garcon: Jeffrey Segal
Miss Aurora Church: Mairhi Russell


John Dethick (baritone)
Sheffield Cathedral Choristers Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
C. H. C. Biltcliffe (organ) Halle Orchestra (Leader, Laurance Turner )
Conducted by Herman Lindars
From the City Hall, Sheffield


Baritone: John Dethick
Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Herman Lindars


A series of seven talks illustrating the changes in English philosophy during this century
5-Moore and Wittgenstein by G. A. Paul
Fellow of University College, Oxford Moore 's Principia Ethica was published in 1903; Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in 1922. G. A. Paul examines the influence of these two thinkers.


Unknown: G. A. Paul
Unknown: Oxford Moore


Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
London Philharmonic Choir (Conductor, Frederic Jackson ) BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Part 1


Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Frederic Jackson
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


John Jones gives an appreciation of G. Wiison Knight as a critic of Shakespeare. He argues that Mr. Knight's The Wheel of Fire marks the greatest advance in the understanding of Shakespeare since Coleridge.


Part 2
AENEAS: ballet in one act, with chorus (poem by Joseph Weterings )
Andante-Dans l'antre de la sybille;
Entree d'Aeneas
Scherzo-Danse des ombres
Les Epreuves d'Aeneas
Moderato-La solitude
Interlude-Apparition de la sybille Allegro-Les joies funestes
Andante-Les amour tragiques; Danse de Didon
Allegro-Le passe; Danse guerriere Allegro — Danse d'Aeneas
Hymne final: Le peuple romain


Unknown: Joseph Weterings


Illustrated talk by Watson Forbes
Arriaga (1806-1826) studied composition in Paris and showed remarkable promise in his short life, leaving among other works an overture, a symphony, and three string quartets. These are to be broadcast during next week.
String Quartet No. 1: tomorrow


Talk By: Watson Forbes


A young girl's life in the Provinces and her discovery of the works of Walter de la Mare
Written by Dorothy Baker Produced by Terence Tiller with Oliver Burt , Patience Collier , Anne Cullen Bee Duffell
Prunella Scales , Martin Starkie
The Song of the Phoenix recorded by Marjorie Westbury


Written By: Dorothy Baker
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Patience Collier
Unknown: Anne Cullen
Unknown: Bee Duffell
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Martin Starkie
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury

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