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: The Way West

This is the first of two programmes in which John A. Hawgood , Professor of Modern History in the University of Birmingham, talks about the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark , 150 years ago, to explore the headwaters of the Missouri river and to map a practicable route to the Pacific Ocean.
The talk is illustrated by readings from the new edition of The Journals of Lewis and Clark edited by Bernard DeVoto.


Unknown: John A. Hawgood
Unknown: Meriwether Lewis
Unknown: William Clark
Edited By: Bernard Devoto.

: Composer and Interpreter BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 5, in E flat played by Artur Schnabel (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Alceo Galliera on gramophone records
Bee also Saturday at 9.45


Piano: Artur Schnabel
Conducted By: Alceo Galliera

: Ursula Jeans in ' THE GREAT CHAM'

A portrait of the mature Samuel Johnson drawn from the recollections of his contemporaries by Eric Ewens
(Continued in next column)
Others taking part:
Dorothy Black. Ysanne Churchman
Kenneth Connor. Deryck Guyler
Brian Haines , Joan Hart
Anthony Jacobs. Edgar Norfolk
Arthur Ridley , Anthony Shaw
Roger Snowdon. Lewis Stringer Produced by Christopher Sykes


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Dorothy Black.
Unknown: Ysanne Churchman
Unknown: Kenneth Connor.
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs.
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Arthur Ridley
Unknown: Anthony Shaw
Unknown: Roger Snowdon.
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Produced By: Christopher Sykes
Arthur Murphv: T St John Barry
Sir John Hawkins: Geoffrey Wincott
Fanny Burney: Margot van Der Burgh
Mrs Thrale: Ursula Jeans
Boswell: Alec Finter
Miss Reynolds: Ursula Heimann
Sir Joshua Reynolds: Bryan Powley


The Juilliard String Quartet
Robert Mann (violin) Robert Kofi (violin)
Raphael Hillyer (viola)
Claus Adam (cello)
Part 1
From the Summer School of Music,
Dartingtort Hall, Totnes. Devon The Juilliard String Quartet is the Quartet in residence at the Juilliard School of Music, New York. Its four members are young American musicians who are on the staff of the School. Their public appearances in the U.S.A. have won high praise, and in Germany they were hailed as * a perfect string quartet.' They are now paying their first visit to this country.


Violin: Robert Mann
Violin: Robert Kofi
Viola: Raphael Hillyer
Cello: Claus Adam


Talk by the Rev. John Foster D.D ,.
Professor of Ecclesiastical History.
University of Glasgow
In a talk a year ago John Foster spoke about an important discovery of Christian relics from fourteenth-century China. In this talk he describes, from contemporary Latin documents, the martyrdom in India of four Franciscans who were on their way to join the China mission. He has recently visited the scene of the martyrdom, near Bombay.


Unknown: Rev. John Foster D.D


A Comparison by the . Hon Sir Patrick Devlin Judge of the High Court of Justice


Unknown: Hon Sir Patrick Devlin


Camilla Williams (soprano)
Hubert Giesen (piano)


Soprano: Camilla Williams
Piano: Hubert Giesen


This is the last of four talks, following his recent visit to the Middle East, in which Edward Atiyah is giving his impressions of evolution and revolution in the Arab world. ' Twenty years ago,' he says, ' it was impossible to see an unveiled Muslim woman in the streets of Damascus.' Earlier this year, in the same city, he attended a reception at which some 150 Muslim women, unveiled, mixed freely with, the male guests. This is but one instance of the important change in the social position of Muslim women about which Edward Atiyah speaks.


Unknown: Edward Atiyah
Unknown: Edward Atiyah

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