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Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: Ostia

Talk by Russell Meiggs, Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford
Mr. Meiggs began his study of this port of ancient Rome in 1925. He describes the way in which archaeological work since then has revealed its daily life and fortunes, from the rising commercial centre of the first century B.C. to the poor Christian community that survived into the Middle Ages.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 13)


Speaker: Russell Meiggs


A radio melodrama for some voices and a few instruments
Composed by Max Saunders to the words of Lewis Carroll
(Also broadcast yesterday)


Composed By: Max Saunders
Unknown: Lewis Carroll

: CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY Talk by Bosworth Monck

Mr. Monck, a chartered engineer, examines the changing composition of the Boards of British industry and considers how far the qualifications of the present-day director arc suited to the demands of modern technology.


Chosen and introduced by Frank Kermode
Read by Anthony Jacobs
followed by an interlude at 8.20


Introduced By: Frank Kermode
Read By: Anthony Jacobs


Quartet in B flat. Op. 18 No. 6 Quartet in E flat. Op. 127 played by the Hungarian String Quartet:
Zoltan Szekely (violin)
Alexander Moskowsky (violin)
Denes Koromzay (viola)
Vilnius Palotai (cello)


Violin: Zoltan Szekely
Violin: Alexander Moskowsky
Cello: Vilnius Palotai


A workshop record based on the correspondence between Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss
Devised by H. A. Hammelmann
Production by Christopher Sykes (The recorded broadcast of Jan. 1)


Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: H. A. Hammelmann
Production By: Christopher Sykes
Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Anthony Jacobs
Richard Strauss Andrew Cruickshank Narrator: John Glen


The London Bach Society Conductor, Paul Steinitz
John Wills (organ)
Last of a series of programme*


Conductor: Paul Steinitz
Conductor: John Wills


Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones
Including a comment by Filippo Donini , of the Italian Institute in London, on the political and cultural periodicals in Italy; and a talk by John McLcish , of the University of Leeds, about the developments in psychology in the Soviet Union.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 24)


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Filippo Donini
Talk By: John McLcish

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