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Talk by Margaret Hall
Fellow of Somerville College. Oxford
Lady Hall examines the changes that have taken place in the distributive trades in the light of two recent books on the subject, and considers to what extent further innovation is being prevented by lack of price competition among retailers.


Quartet in A, Op. 41 No. 3 played by the Netherlands String Quartet
Nap de Klijn (violin) Jaap Schroder (violin)
Paul Godwin (viola)
Carel Boomkamp (cello)


Violin: Jaap Schroder
Viola: Paul Godwin
Cello: Carel Boomkamp


Introduced by C. A. Trypania


Introduced By: C. A. Trypania

: The Salzburg Festival

('The Seraglio')
An opera in three acts
Libretto by Bretzner
Music by Mozart
(sung in German)
(Continued in next column)
Officers, guards and slaves in the Pasha's service, ladies of the harem and their attendants
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Producer. Oskar Fritz Schuh
The action takes place in the palace of the Pasha Selim on the coast of Turkey
ACT 1: Outside the palace
Act 2: The garden of the palace harem


Music By: Mozart
Unknown: Oskar Fritz Schuh
Unknown: Pasha Selim
Constanza, a Spanish lady, betrothe dto Belmonte: Erika Kdth
Blonda, her English maid, beloved of Pedrillo: Lisa Otto
Belmonte, a Spanish nobleman: Anton Dermota
Pedrillo. Belmonte's servant, at present in the service of the Pasha: Murray Dickie
Osmin, the Pasha's steward: Kurt Bohme
Selim, a Turkish Pasha (spoken part): Hansgeorg Laubenthal


Talk by H. W. R. Wade
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge Public enquiries are much in use today for settling disputes about planning schemes and other important matters. Their procedure is often adversely compared with that of courts of law. Mr. Wade considers to what extent this'comparison is a fair one, and what can be done to give more satisfaction to people whose rights are affected.


Talk By: H. W. R. Wade


Acr 3: A terrace outside the harem

: Ursula Jeans in 'SLOW RISES WORTH'

A portrait of young Samuel Johnson drawn from the recollections of his contemporaries-by Eric Ewens with Dorothy Black , Donald Gray
Garard Green , Joan Hart
Neville Hartley
Betty Linton , Eric Lugg
Denis McCarthy , Anthony Shaw Martin Starkie , Lewis Stringer
Harry Towb , Margot van der Burgh
Production by Christopher Sykes


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Dorothy Black
Unknown: Donald Gray
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Neville Hartley
Unknown: Betty Linton
Unknown: Eric Lugg
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: Anthony Shaw
Unknown: Martin Starkie
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Margot van Der Burgh
Production By: Christopher Sykes
Arthur Murphy: Tony Quinn
Mrs Thrale: Ursula Jeans
Boswell: John Sharp
Bishop Percy: Ronald Simpson
Sir John Hawkins: Geoffrey Wincott-


Sonata for saxophone and piano
Con moto; Scherzando;
Andante; Allegro played by Clive Amadio (saxophone)
Olga Krasnik (piano)
(first broadcast performance)


Played By: Clive Amadio
Piano: Olga Krasnik

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