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A talk about Condorcet by Noel Annan
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge A new translation of Condorcet's Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Spirit has recently been published.
(The recorded broadcast of April 3)


Unknown: Noel Annan


by Walter Gerwig


Unknown: Walter Gerwig


A selection from the poems of Patrie Dickinson
Read by Nicolette Bernard. William Devlin and David Lloyd James
This programme has been compiled from three published collections-Theseus and the Minotaur (1946), The Stone in the Midst (1948), and The Sailing Race (1952)-and from a forthcoming collection The Scale of Things.


Read By: Nicolette Bernard.
Read By: William Devlin
Read By: David Lloyd James

: The Salzburg Festival

('The Magic Flute')
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Emanuel Schickaneder
Music by Mozart
(sung in the original German)
(Continued in next column)
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted BY Georo Solti
Producer, Herbert Graf
See pages 3 and 5


Unknown: Emanuel Schickaneder
Conducted By: Georo Solti
Unknown: Herbert Graf
The Queen of the Night: Erika Köth
Pamina, her daughter: Elisabeth Grummer
Tamino, an Egyptian prince: Anton Dermota
Sarastro, high priest of the temple: Gottlob Frick
A speaker of the temple: Paul Schofber
Papageno, a bird catcher: Erich Kunz
Papagena: Hannelore Steffek
Ladies, attendants of the Queen: Gerda Scheyrer
Ladies, attendants of the Queen: Christa Ludwig
Ladies, attendants of the Queen: Hilde Rossl-Majdan
Monostatos, a Moor: Peter Klein
Armed men: Helmuth Melchert
Armed men: Franz Bierbach
Priests: Hermann Gallos
Priests: Georg Monthy


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
21-Clean Hands and the Rabbit Catcher
Talk by a barrister
He who comes into Equity must come with clean hands
This ancient maxim is still very much alive, though it is sometimes difficult to say just what conduct falls within its scope


Edward Atiyah recently spent several weeks travelling in the Middle East and, in four talks, he is to give his impressions of evolution and revolution in the Arab world. In his first talk he comments on the changed situation in the Sudan since he previously visited that country in 1952. (The recorded broadcast of July 23)
See also Saturday at 9.30


Unknown: Edward Atiyah

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