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A series of seven talks
4-Ten Million Private Dreams by Lionel Brett
Architect-Planner. Hatfield New Town Housing has had by far the biggest share in this country's building programme since the war. The speaker considers the architectural results of the housing drive and, in particular, the conflict between the architect's desire for ' urbanity ' and the public's supposed preference for a suburban life.
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 24)
Next talk: Saturday at 9.20


Unknown: Lionel Brett

: Orchestral Concert

Orchestre National de la Radio-diffusion-Television Française
(conducted by Roger Desormiere )

Suite: Le Joueur de Flute (conducted by Jean Martinon) - Marius Constant
Symphony - Henri Dutilleux


Conducted By: Roger Desormiere


The Gide-Valery Correspondence
Talk by Olivier Todd
It was in December 1890 that Andre Gide and Paul Valery first met in Montpellier. Valery had just completed his military service; Gide was working on Les Cahiers d Andre Walter. The two men remained friends and corresponded regularly for the next thirty years. This long friendship is the more remarkable since the two men were so very different in temperament and outlook. As Valery himself put it: The problem of difference is set between us, marvellously so.' But he also wrote in 1925, in his New Year letter to Gide: ' Friends are those two men who have saved from the fortuitous and accidental a fact which was initially of no particular importance and which would, in all probability, have disappeared in the general statistics of human encounter.'


Talk By: Olivier Todd


Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Erich Gruenberg )
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Alan Hemmings (organ)
Conducted by George Guest
Last of six programmes devised and edited by Peter Ie Huray


Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Harpsichord: Alan Hemmings
Conducted By: George Guest
Edited By: Peter Ie Huray


A Meditation by the Rev.
George F. MacLeod M.C., D.D., , Leader of the Iona Community


Leader: George F. MacLeod M.C., D.D.,

: Richard Burton in 'IN PARENTHESIS'

by David Jones
An experiment in writing, prompted by what the writer saw and felt as an infantryman in the London Welsh Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, on the Western Front during the winter of 1915-16. Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Douglas Cleverdon and The boast of Dai spoken by Richard Burton (Continued in next column)
The music composed by Elizabeth Poston with a section of the Philharmonia Orchestra and of the Schola Polyphonica wolo tenor. Edgar Fleet ) conducted by Henry Washington


Unknown: David Jones
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Spoken By: Richard Burton
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Tenor: Edgar Fleet
Conducted By: Henry Washington
Pte John Ball: Richard Burton
Pte Bill Crower: Carleton Hobbs
Pte Bobbv Saunders: Jonathan Field
Pte John Watcyn: Dafydd Havard
Pte Earnshaw: Stephen Jack
Pte Nobby Clark: Arthur Williams
Pte Thomas: David Enders
Pte Float: Denys Graham
Pte Evans: Dillwyn Owen
L/Cpl Lewis: Brinley Jenkins
Cpl Quilter: Philip Cunningham
Sgt Snell: Robert Marsden
2nd Lieut Jenkins: Leonard Sachs
Capt Gwyn: Ivan Samson
M O: Basil Jones
C O: Stanley van Beers
The Native: Ernest Jay
The Woman's Voice: Gwenyth Petty
Narrative of Action: James McKechnie
Narrative of Thought: Frank Duncan
Narrative of Memory: Christopher Rhodes
Narrative of Memory: Neville Hartley


Sonata No. 2. in A flat played by Annie d'Arco (piano) on gramophone records


Played By: Annie D'Arco


Second of two talks by Philip Leon
Professor of Classics at University College, Leicester
' The Greek,' Professor Leon says, found the universe a mvsterv and quickly turned it into a polis.' The Greek mind loved definition and it had a passion for limits-that was indeed its chief limitation. This Greek method of thought, which derives from the fifth-century Sophists, is the professorial method par excellence; it is also the method ot science. It has established a world empire of the mind far greater than Alexander's and yet, Professor Leon argues, it carries with it grave dangers : the danger of over-specialisation and atomisation, of believing that life and truth can be wholly parcelled out into subjects or specialisms.


Unknown: Philip Leon

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