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Octet for wind and strings played by the Melos Ensemble
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 13)


Talk by Irving Sarnoff, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist. Student Health Service, University of Michigan Dr. Fredric Wertham , in his recently published book Seduction of the Innocent, gives an account of American 'crime comics ' and of what he regards as their widespread and pernicious influence. In this talk Irving Sarnoff relates the ' crime comics ' to the general conditions of American life, of which he believes they are a symptom.
(The recorded broadcast of March 3)


Talk By: Irving Sarnoff, Ph.D.
Unknown: Dr. Fredric Wertham
Unknown: Irving Sarnoff


Gareth Morris (flute)
London String Trio
Serenade in D, Op. 25, for flute, violin, and viola
Serenade in D, Op. 8, for string trio


Flute: Gareth Morris


Three talks on the building and rebuilding of towns in our predominantly urban society by Sir William Holford, F.R.I.B.A.
Professor of Town Planning at University College, London
1-Town Design as a Creative Art
In the first of these talks the speaker looks at the problem from the designer's point of view. He explores ways in which comprehensive designs for urban areas can be carried to a worth-while conclusion.


Unknown: Sir William Holford, F.R.I.B.A.


by Anthony Curtis
A study in the lives and writings of the poets Rochester and Byron Narrator, Anthony Curtis
(Continued in next column) Characters in ' The Man of Mode by Sir George Etherege : Characters in The Princess of Cleve ' by Nathaniel Lee:
Extracts from the writings of Rochester's contemporaries and critics read by Andrew Cruickshank. Arthur Young. Daphne Anderson , Mary Duff , Richard Wordsworth , V. C. Clinton Baddeley, -Neville Hartley , Jacques Brunius , Frank Tickle , Robert Bernal
Production by Peter Duval Smith


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Narrator: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Sir George Etherege
Read By: Andrew Cruickshank.
Read By: Arthur Young.
Read By: Daphne Anderson
Read By: Mary Duff
Read By: Richard Wordsworth
Read By: V. C. Clinton Baddeley,
Read By: Neville Hartley
Read By: Jacques Brunius
Read By: Frank Tickle
Read By: Robert Bernal
Production By: Peter Duval Smith
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: Hugh Burden
George Gordon, Lord Byron: Lyndon Brook
Pert, a waiting-woman: Mary Watson
Mrs Loveit, a gentlewoman: Olive Gregg
Dorimant, a gentleman: Hugh Burden
The Vidam of Chartres: Gavin Doyle
The Prince of Nemours: Nigel Davenport


A folk opera in one act
Words by Stephen Vincent Benét
Music by Douglas Moore
Scene: The home of Jabez Stone, Cross Cornen, New Hampshire, in the 1840s
(Also broadcast on Sunday)


Unknown: Stephen Vincent Benét
Music By: Douglas Moore


A talk on his eightieth birthday by Erich Heller
Professor of German at University College, Swansea
To be repeated on June 16


Unknown: Erich Heller


Sonata in B flat. Op. posth. played by Clara Haskil (piano) on gramophone records


Played By: Clara Haskil


In the first of two talks commenting on some well-known paintings in the National Gallery, John Berger considers three portraits of women: Hogarth's Shrimp Girl, Goya's Dona Isabel Cobost and Madame Moitessier by Ingres.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 13)
Second talk: Thursday at 10.45


Unknown: John Berger
Unknown: Dona Isabel Cobost

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