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Alexander Young (tenor)
David Cox (piano)
The Wigmore Ensemble:
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Jean Pougnet (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello) with Janet Craxton (oboe)
(first broadcast performance)


Tenor: Alexander Young
Piano: David Cox
Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth
Oboe: Janet Craxton

: Ernest Milton in BIRTHDAY

A verse play for radio by Francis Webb
Production by Frederick Bradnum
Characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
The action of the play takes place on Hitler's birthday, April 20, 1945, in the rooms beneath the Berlin Chancellery


Unknown: Francis Webb
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Narrator: Derek Hart
The Ex-Serviceman: Manning Wilson
The Jew: Preston Lockwood
The Mask: Ernest Milton
The Guard: Rolf Lefebvre
Goering: Noel Johnson
Hitler: Ernest Milton
Goebbels: Cyril Shaps
Himmler: Anthony Jacobs
Eva: Betty Baskcomb
Keitel: Manning Wilson
Jodl :: Rolf Lefebvre
Speer: Derek Hart
Doctor Morell: Preston Loekwood


Traume am Kamin, Op. 143 played by Celia Arieli (piano)


Played By: Celia Arieli


A monthly series on current questions in architecture and town planning
Building for the City: the Barbican Site
Colin Boyne, Editor of The Architects' Journal, describes and comments on three proposals now in the news for the rebuilding of this area of the City of London.

: Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher

('Joan of Arc at the Stake')
A dramatic oratorio
Text by Paul Claudel
Music by Arthur Honegger
on gramophone records
Other spoken parts:
Anne Carrere , Charles Mahieu and Jean Juillard
Temple University Choirs (Director, Elaine Brown)
St. Peter's Boys' Choir
(Director, Harold Gilbert )
John H. Brown (treble)
Philadelphia Orchestra


Unknown: Paul Claudel
Music By: Arthur Honegger
Unknown: Anne Carrere
Unknown: Charles Mahieu
Unknown: Jean Juillard
Director: Elaine Brown
Director: Harold Gilbert
Unknown: John H. Brown
Conductor: Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Eugens Ormandy.
Jeanne d'Arc: Vera Zorina
Frere Dominique: Raymond Gerome
The Virgin: Frances Yeend
Marguerite: Carolyn Long
Catherine: Martha Lipton
A Voice: David Lloyd
A Voice Jean de Luxembourg: David Lloyd
A Voice Regnault de Chartres: David Lloyd
A Voice Porcus: David Lloyd
A Voice First Herald: David Lloyd
A Voice Guillauime de Flavy: Kenneth Smith
A Voice: Kenneth Smith
A Voice Second Herald: Kenneth Smith


Including the* talking drum, the talking flute, and the talking elephant tusk
Illustrated talk by Ulli Beier
The speaker, who is attached to the University College of Ibadan, is in charge of extra-mural classes in the western region of Nigeria.


Talk By: Ulli Beier


* On Ambition'
Bishop Bossuet of Meaux died just over two hundred and fifty years ago. He was the most brilliant French orator of his day and frequently preached before Louis XIV. The sermon ' On Ambition * was preached before the French court during a Lenten course in 1662. In this programme the translation by Miss M. H. Lewis is read by Carleton Hobbs.
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 28)


Translation By: Miss M. H. Lewis
Read By: Carleton Hobbs.


The Basil Lam Sonata Ensemble

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