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John Minchinton introduces a programme of music on gramophone records
Items include the String Quartet No. 2, and the song-cycle' The Heart s Assurance'


Introduces: John Minchinton


A comedy by Moliere
Translated by John Ozell
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Martyn C. Webster
Incidental music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis Characters in order of speaking:


Translated By: John Ozell
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Mercury: Richard Bebb
Night: Joan Hart
Sosia, servant to Amphitryon: Max Adrian
Jupiter: Michael Hordern
Alcmena: Jill Balcon
Cleanthis, wife of Sosia: Janet Burnell
Amphitryon: James McKechnie
Naucrates: Raf de la Torre
Polidas: Alexander Davion
Posicles: Leonard Trolley
Argatiphontidas: Andrew Faulds


Cor de Groot (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Karl Rankl
Part 1


Conducted By: Karl Rankl


A group of talks on some aspects of contemporary French life
4-The Present Phase in the French Revolution by Donat O'Donnell


Unknown: Donat O'Donnell


W. G. Hoskins , Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford, talks about Geoffrey Grigson 's Freedom of the Parish and M. W. Beresford 's The Lost Villages of England.


Reader: W. G. Hoskins
Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson
Unknown: M. W. Beresford

: Tudor and Jacobean Church Music

Robert Fayrfax
Mass: Tecum principium sung by The Deller Consort:
Eileen McLoughlin. Alfred Deller
Alexander Young. Eric Barnes and Norman Platt
The Ambrosian Singers
Directed by Denis Stevens
From St. Albans Abbey
(BBC recording)
Second of a series of six programmes arranged by Denis Stevens


Unknown: Eileen McLoughlin.
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Alexander Young.
Unknown: Eric Barnes
Unknown: Norman Platt
Directed By: Denis Stevens
Arranged By: Denis Stevens


andUthe Continental Traditions
Basil Taylor talks about some of the differences between English and Continental painting as revealed in the present exhibition, European Masters of the Eighteenth Century, at Burlington House.


Talks: Basil Taylor

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