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Eilidh McNab (soprano)
James Gibb (piano)
BBC Scottish Orchestra (Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Edgar Curtis
(first broadcast in this country)


Soprano: Eilidh McNab
Piano: James Gibb
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Edgar Curtis


The second of three discussions on different subjects
Speakers: A. J. Ayer Professor of Philosophy at University College, London
P. B. Medawar
Professor of Zoology at University College. London
V. S. Pritchett Rex Warner
(The recorded broadcast of May 28)
Discussion on Games: August 4


Transcribed by Gilbert Reaney
Edited and produced by Denis Stevens
April Cantelo (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Alexander Young (tenor)
Maxwell Ward (viola)
Donald Bridger (cor anglais)
John Alexandra (bassoon)
Desmond Dupre (lute)
George Malcolm (organ)


Unknown: Gilbert Reaney
Produced By: Denis Stevens
Soprano: April Cantelo
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Tenor: Alexander Young
Viola: Maxwell Ward
Viola: Donald Bridger
Bassoon: John Alexandra
Bassoon: Desmond Dupre
Unknown: George Malcolm


A group of three talks on the relations between literature, learning, and politics in early nineteenth-century Europe: by A. G. Lehmann , Professor of French at Reading University
3-The Custodians of Intellectual History


Unknown: A. G. Lehmann

: Composer and Interpreter CHOPIN

Five Mazurkas
B flat, Op. 7 No. 1; A minor. Op. 17 No. 4; C, Op. 6S No. 1; A minor. Op. 68 No. 2; D. Op. 33 No. 2 played by Artur Rubinstein (piano) on gramophone records Bee also Friday at 8.35


Piano: Artur Rubinstein


(' II Paese delle Vacanze ')
An idyll by Ugo Betti
Translated from the Italian and adapted for radio by Henry Reed
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Donald McWhinnie
(The recorded broadcast of June 5)
Third Programme listeners will already know Ugo Betti as a serious writer. But Holiday Land is not at all serious; it is one of a group of three lively comedies first performed in the early years of the war. The action takes place in the country during a single afternoon.


Unknown: Ugo Betti
Radio By: Henry Reed
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie
Unknown: Ugo Betti
Francesca: Gwen Cherrell
Cleofe, her aunt: Barbara Couper
Alberto: Oscar Quitak
Ofelia, his aunt: Sylvia Coleridge
The Doctor: Carleton Hobbs
Noemi: Christine Pollon
Guido Consalvo Benede Nicola: Howieson Culft
Adelaide, a servant: Beth Boyd
A commercial traveller: Denis Goacher
A postman: Peter Claughton
A farmer: Michael Meacham


Suite for viola and piano played by William Primrose (viola)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Viola: William Primrose
Piano: Ernest Lush


A series of eight lectures by Sir Ivor Jennings, K.B.E., Q.c. 4
—Bills of Rights and Minorities


Unknown: Sir Ivor Jennings, K.B.E., Q.C.

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