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Kathleen Long (piano)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader. Reginald Stead)
Conductor, John Hopkins
Denis Aplvor 's ballet A Mirror for Witches was produced by the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company at Covent Garden in 1952. The story concerns a young woman, DoU, who is falsely accused of witchcraft; she calls on the devil to help her, but he comes only to spurn her, and she dies. The movements of the suite are (1) Introduction and Fire Music; (2) The Wooing of Doll; The Death of Bilby; Cortege; (3) The Flight through the Forest.


Conductor: John Hopkins
Unknown: Denis Aplvor


Ian Grimble gives his impressions of the Faroese and an interpretation of their traditional social and political behaviour.
(The recorded broadcast of May 21)


Unknown: Ian Grimble


David Willcocks (organ)
Fugue In A flat minor
Herzllch tut mich verlangen (two settings): 0 Welt. ich muss dich lassen (Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122)
From Holy Trinity Church,
Leamington Spa
The last of three programmes of the complete organ works of Brahms


Unknown: David Willcocks


A group of seven talks
5-War and Social Policy by R. M. Titmuss
Professor of Social Administration in the University of London
' To explain the social life of a community in terms of aggression and struggle,' Professor Titmuss observes, ' is to explain only part of " this sorry scheme of things entire".' With that proviso in mind, he considers the way in which modern war has influenced British social policy and, reciprocally, how the direction of social policy has influenced the prosecution of war.

: Raymond Huntley, Donald Wolfit and James McKechnie in 'THE HUMAN AGE'

Part 2
'Monstre Gai ' by Wyndham Lewis
Scene: The MAGNETIC Citt with Ivan Samson. Howard Rose
Cecil Brock. Joe Sterne and Gladys Spencer
Music composed and conducted by Walter Goehr
Produced by D. G. Bridson
'Malign Fiesta ': October 26


Unknown: Monstre Gai
Unknown: Wyndham Lewis
Unknown: Ivan Samson.
Unknown: Howard Rose
Unknown: Cecil Brock.
Unknown: Joe Sterne
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Produced By: D. G. Bridson
Narrator: James McKechnie
James Pullman: Raymond Huntley
Satterthwaite: Lewis Stringer
The Bailiff: Donald Wolfit
Mannock: Ronald Simpson
Sentoryen: Martin Benson
Angel: Denis Goacher
Devil: Charles Leno
The Padishah: Carleton Hobbs
Police President: Felix Felton
Hyperides: Robert Speaight


Thelma Godfrey (soprano) Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Clifton Helliwell (harpsichord)


Soprano: Thelma Godfrey
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Harpsichord: Clifton Helliwell

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