A series of seven talks
5-Quantity and Qualityin School Design
by Michael Smith
Maria Korchinska (harp)
of the eighteenth century
Talk by Stanley Sadie with illustrations played by Musica da Camera
The speaker has chosen and edited the music for six programmes of English chamber music, beginning on Tuesday evening at 10.40.
and THE OMNIBUS CONDUCTOR
An interview by Henry Mayhew
Adapted by Douglas Cleverdon from Mayhew's
'London Labour and the LondonPoor' with Henry Webb. Harry Locke and Carleton Hobbs
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper after the story by Henry James
Music by Benjamin Britten
English Opera Group Orchestra
(Leader, Olive Zorian )
Conducted BY the Composer
Stage production by Basil Coleman adapted for radio by Basil Douglas Scene: In and around the house at Bly
Prologue; Scene 1, The Journey; Scene 2, The Welcome; Scene 3, The Letter; Scene 4, The Tower; Scene 5, The Window; Scene 6, The Lesson; Scene 7, The Lake; Scene 8, At Night
The Governess to Miles and Flora:
Mrs Grose, the housekeeper:
Peter Quint, ghost of the former manservant.:
Miss Jessel, ghost of the former governess.:
Talk by Lady Drower , D.Litt.
Lady Drower, who has spent many years in the Middle East, speaks of some striking parallels she has observed in the ritual of the sacramental meal among Christians, Mandaeans, and Parsees. She believes that these rites have evolved as expressions of hope and faith in response to a common natural background.
Scene 1, Colloquy and Soliloquy; Scene 2, The Bells; Scene 3, Miss Jessel; Scene 4, The Bedroom; Scene 5, Quint; Scene 6, The Piano; Scene 7, Flora; Scene 8, Miles
A group of seven talks
1-Wer and History by N. H. Gibbs
Chichele Professor of the History of War in the University of Oxford
Reviewing the growth of the liberal tradition of British historiography during the past century, Professor Gibbs protests that ' we have too often simply labelled war an evil without analysing its nature; we have avoided the study of the history of war because we have considered war " bad." But this,' he adds, ' is not the way of wisdom in any form of human experience.'
War and International Politics, by Martin Wight: Thursday at 8.45
Symphony No. 1, in C
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Arturo Toscaninl on gramophone records
Symphony No. 2: October 9 and 11
Written and narrated by John Lehmann
John Lehmann speaks of three young poets, all friends of his, who died before the end of the last war: Demetrios Capetanakis , Yura Soyfer , and Julian Bell.