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Two Arabesques: La Puerta del Vino;
Poissons d'or Hans Henkemans (piano): on records


Piano: Hans Henkemans


Talk by Kenneth Oakley , Ph.D. of the British Museum
(Natural History)
Dr. Oakley discusses questions raised by recent discoveries in Africa, such as whether Australopithecines were toolmakers; who were the makers of the hand axes found in different parts of the world; and, indeed, what is the age of Homo sapiens in Africa


Talk By: Kenneth Oakley , Ph.D.


or Some Experiences of an Irish Strolling Player
A tragi-comedy for radio by Gerard McLarnon with Seumas Kavanagh , Joyce Chancellor , Doreen Keogh , Catherine Finn , Gerard McLarnon , Allen C. Breeze , Harry Towb , Frank Atkinson , Robert Mooney , Brian O'Higgins , Joan Reddin , Anna Burden , and Patience Collier.
Production by Francis Dillon


Unknown: Gerard McLarnon
Unknown: Seumas Kavanagh
Unknown: Joyce Chancellor
Unknown: Doreen Keogh
Unknown: Catherine Finn
Unknown: Gerard McLarnon
Unknown: Allen C. Breeze
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Frank Atkinson
Unknown: Robert Mooney
Unknown: Brian O'Higgins
Unknown: Joan Reddin
Unknown: Anna Burden
Unknown: Patience Collier.
Production By: Francis Dillon
The Player:as narrator: T St John Barry
The Player:as a young man: Jackie MacGowran


(May Season: fourth concert) Joan Hammond (soprano)
Gladys Ripley (contralto)
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Norman Walker (bass)
BBC Chorus
BBC Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1: Kodaly


Soprano: Joan Hammond
Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Bass: Norman Walker
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


A group of three talks by Harold Nicolson
2-The gravitas of the Romans and the muscular Christianity advocated by English schoolmasters in the nineteenth century.


Unknown: Harold Nicolson


Part 2: Beethoven
SYMPHONY No. 9, in D minor (Choral) Fifth concert; Wednesday at 8.15 (Home)


Should the two parts of Shakespeare's play be conceived as a whole; or was Part 2 simply a sequel, written because of the remarkable success of Part I?
A critical discussion
E. M. W. Tillyard, O.B.E., Litt.D. Master of Jesus College, Cambridge
Clifford Leech
Professor of English
In the University of Durham
Roy Walker


London Flute Ensemble:
William de Blaise (flute) Neville Marriner (violin)
Maurice Loban (viola) Norina Semino (cello)


Flute: William de Blaise
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Maurice Loban
Cello: Norina Semino


A story by Anton Chekhov
Robert Marsden reads a new translation by H. I. Forrester.


Story By: Anton Chekhov
Story By: Robert Marsden
Translation By: H. I. Forrester.

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