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English Suite No. 6, in D minor played by Rosalyn Tureck (piano)


Piano: Rosalyn Tureck

: Peter Wyngarde in ' THE ERMINE'

A play in three acts by Jean Anouilh
Translated by Miriam John
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Cliaracters in order of speaking:


Unknown: Jean Anouilh
Translated By: Miriam John
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Mr Bentz: Charles Farrell
Frantz: Peter Wyngarde
Monime: Beth Boyd
Philip: John Westbrook
Florentine: Mary Law
Mrs Bentz: Tucker McGuire
Marie-Anne: Brenda Dunrich
Urbain: Allan Jeayes
The Duchess of Granat: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Joseph: Ronald Sidney
Chief of Police: John Bushelle
Gerard: Harry Towb
Jacques: John Carson


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


The English Channel
Talk by F. S. Russell F.R.S ,.
Director of the Marine Biological Association Laboratory. Plymouth
The speaker deals with biological changes observed in the English Channel in recent years and suggests that the causes of such local changes must be sought in the deep ocean.
Twelfth of a group of talks


Talk By: F. S. Russell F.R.S


Roberto Gerhard reviews Composition with Twelve Notes by Josef Rufer (translated by Humphrey Searle ), and Twentieth-Century Counterpoint by Humphrey Searle.


Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Unknown: Josef Rufer
Translated By: Humphrey Searle
Unknown: Humphrey Searle.


Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2 played by Pablo Casals (cello)
Rudolf Serkin (piano) on gramophone records


Cello: Pablo Casals
Piano: Rudolf Serkin


William Plomer introduces a number of poems which he has chosen on the principle that gaiety is preferable to earnestness, natural piety to self-sufficiency, and high spirits to truculence.
Felix Felton and Carleton Hobbs


Introduces: William Plomer
Readers: Felix Felton
Readers: Carleton Hobbs

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