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John Cameron (baritone)
BBC Chorus
BBC Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1


Baritone: John Cameron
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Some New Themes in Soviet Literature
Talk by H. M. Hayward Head of the Department of Russian Language and Literature at Leeds University
(The recorded broadcast of March 22)


Talk By: H. M. Hayward


Talk by the Rev. H. L. Short
Lecturer in Christian History at Manchester College, Oxford
Giocomo Contio, whose name took the latinised form of Acontius, was a religious exile who came to Elizabethan London as an engineer. He was a pioneer in scientific method and in religious toleration: to him both of these interests sprang from the same principles. Mr. Short tells the story of Acontius and of one of his better-known books, The Stratagems of Satan.

: Excerpts from 'RUTH'

A mid-Victorian oratorio by George Tolhurst
Marjorie Westbury (soprano) Anna Pollak (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Introduced by Antony Hopkins who discusses the musical significance of a work that has never been recognised as a masterpiece and perhaps never will be.
followed by an interlude at 8.36


Unknown: George Tolhurst
Soprano: Marjorie Westbury
Mezzo-Soprano: Anna Pollak
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: Antony Hopkins

: A Preface

by N vill Coghill
Measure for measure has been regarded as one of the dark' comedies. It is dark, the speaker suggests, not because it reflects Shakespeare's despair but because it deals with the problem of sin. The play may begin darklv; it ends in the light of repentance and forgiveness.


by William Shakespeare with Michael Hordern , Deryck Guyler and Hermione Hannen
Music by John Hotchkis
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes in accordance with an interpretation of the play by Nevill Coghill (Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)
During the Interval (10.20-10.30 app.):
William Byrd
The Bells, played by Fritz Neumeyer (harpsichord) on gramophone records


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Hermione Hannen
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Play By: Nevill Coghill
Unknown: William Byrd
Harpsichord: Fritz Neumeyer

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