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in the reign of John the Fearless
The Deller Consort: April Cantelo (soprano)
Eileen McLoughlin (soprano) Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Michael Dobson (oboe)
Peter Graeme (cor anglais) John Alexandra (bassoon)
Patrick Ireland (viola)
Desmond Dupré (viola da gamba)
George Malcolm (organ)
Edited and produced by Denis Stevens
Music transcribed by Gilbert Reaney

Pour le deflault du noble dieu Bacchus - Cordier
A virtutis Ignitio—Ergo beata— Benedicta - Cesans
So cuer d'amant - Cordier
Gloria in excelsis Deo - Cordier
A l'aventure va Gauvain - Cesaris
Eya dulcis—Vale placens peroratrix - Tapissier
Bonte bialte - Cesaris
Salve pater-Felix et beata - Carmen
Belle, bonne, sage - Cordier


Soprano: April Cantelo
Soprano: Eileen McLoughlin
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Oboe: Michael Dobson
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Bassoon: John Alexandra
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Viola: Desmond Dupré
Unknown: George Malcolm
Produced By: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Gilbert Reaney


Talk by F. Kingdon-Ward O.B.E. ,
An account by the plant collector of his discovery of a hitherto unknown and unique lily.


Talk By: F. Kingdon-Ward O.B.E.


(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
Julius Isserlis (piano)


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Piano: Julius Isserlis


Walter Bagehot
Talk by J. G. Pearson
' The first duty of Society is the preservation of Society.' This talk examines Bagehot's faith in the ' ordinary man' and ' the orderly springs of progress.'
First of a new series of talks


Unknown: Walter Bagehot
Talk By: J. G. Pearson


Letters to a Friend
Extracts from an unpublished correspondence of the twenties
Arranged and introduced by D. G. Bridson


Introduced By: D. G. Bridson


French Overture, in B minor . played by Edith Picht-Axenfeld (harpsichord) on gramophone records


Harpsichord: Edith Picht-Axenfeld


2-The Prosecution of the Accused by C. J. Hamson
Professor of Comparative Law in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College
The purpose of this series of four lectures is to compare and contrast the administration of justice in England and France. The first three lectures are given by Professor C. J. Hamson; the fourth will be given in April by Andre Bertrand, Professeur des Facultes de Droit et Directeur des Etudes de l'Ecole
Nationale d'Administration.


Unknown: C. J. Hamson


The Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Lorraine du Val (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola) Lilly Phillips (cello)
(Continued in next column)
Third of a series of programmes which will include the six string quartets by Elizabeth Maconchy.


Violin: Margot MacGibbon
Violin: Lorraine du Val
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Lilly Phillips
Unknown: Elizabeth MacOnchy.

: The Defence of a Community

A Malayan Experiment by J.B. Perry Robinson
The speaker was in Malaya as an Information Officer and has latterly been engaged on research in connection with an official history of the emergency. He describes how the 'crisis of confidence' was met by an experiment in military and civil integration. He suggests that the Malayan experiment may have significance for other territories which are defending themselves against subversion as well as force.


Speaker: J.B. Perry Robinson


Francis Loring (baritone)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Ma come potrei; Bella Porta di Rubini: Nebbie: I tempi assai lontanl; Canto funebre: Stornellatrice; Par lea soirs; Par l'élreinte
(The recorded broadcast of January 3)


Baritone: Francis Loring
Piano: Frederick Stone

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