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: The Reith Lectures BRITAIN AND THE TIDE OF WORLD AFFAIRS

by the Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Franks ,
G.C.M.G., K.C.B.
1-After the Flood
Two world wars have swept away many of the landmarks from which Britain took her bearings in the conduct of her affairs as a great power. Sir Oliver Franks recalls his experience as British Ambassador to Washington, and describes how he was led to re-examine the conditions in the world today of which we have to take account if Britain is to remain what Sir Oliver believes she still is and can continue to be--a great power.
A series of six lectures
Next lecture: Friday at 6.30

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Oliver Franks
Unknown: Sir Oliver Franks

: RECITAL

Hans Leygraf (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Hans Leygraf

: WIND AND DRUM MUSIC FROM INDIA

Three illustrated talks by Deben Bhattacharya
1-Sahnai from Benares
The sahnai is a reed instrument like an oboe. Most of the illustrations for this talk were recently recorded by the speaker in the United Provinces.
Next talk: January 10

Contributors

Unknown: Deben Bhattacharya

: RESPIGHI

Francis Loring (baritone)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Ma come potrei; Bella Porta dl Rubini; Nebbie; I tempi assai lontani; Canto funebre; Stornellatrice; Par les soirs; Par l'étreinte

Contributors

Baritone: Francis Loring
Piano: Frederick Stone
Unknown: Bella Porta

: THE DEATH OF ANTON CHEKHOV Talk by Leo Rabeneck

Chekhov died in 1904 at a hotel In Badenweiler in Germany. The speaker, who as a young student knew the Chekhovs well, happened to be staying in the same hotel; he was present at Chekhov's death and assisted the widow with the arrangements for the funeral.
followed by an interlude at 8.20

: ' THE WIDOW'S WOOING'

An episode from ' The Pleasant and Delectable Historie of John Winchcombe , otherwise called Jacke of Newberie,' by Thomas Deloney
Arranged for broadcasting by Sasha Moorsom
Produced by Peter Duval Smith with Douglas Blackwell and Alun Owen
Music arranged and conducted by Patrick Savill
Jacke of Newberie was first published in 1597 when Thomas Deloney was aged about fifty-four. It can be counted the first realistic novel in English.
A second programme, ' Rosalind ': Jan. 10

Contributors

Unknown: John Winchcombe
Unknown: Thomas Deloney
Broadcasting By: Sasha Moorsom
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Alun Owen
Conducted By: Patrick Savill
Unknown: Thomas Deloney
Thomas Deloney (as the storyteller): Hugh Burden
John Winchcombe: Jan Vandergucht
The Widow: Patience Collier
The Tanner: John Sharp
The Tailor: Cyril Shaps
The Parson: Robert Bernal
A Musician: Dafydd Havard
Widow's Gossip: Vivienne Chatterton
Sir John the Priest: Owen Berry

: Beethoven MISSA SOLEMNIS

Lois Marshall (soprano)
Nan Merriman (mezzo-soprano)
Eugene Conley (tenor)
Jerome Hines (bass)
The Robert Shaw Chorale (Conductor. Robert Shaw ) NBC Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTED BY ARTURO TOSCANINI on gramophone records

Contributors

Soprano: Lois Marshall
Mezzo-Soprano: Nan Merriman
Tenor: Eugene Conley
Bass: Jerome Hines
Conductor: Robert Shaw Chorale
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini

: THE TRADE UNIONS

An Age of Responsibility?
Talk by Donald G. MacRae
Reader in Sociology in the University of London
Mr. MacRae examines the present conflict of loyalty and purpose in the British trade unions.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 31)

Contributors

Talk By: Donald G. MacRae

: DVORAK

Trio in G minor, Op. 26 played by the Rubbra-Gruenberg-Pleeth Trio








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