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by Harold Acton
Some reflections on Bernard Berenson as a man and art scholar, occasioned by his ninetieth birthday which occurred earlier this year.
The speaker, who was born and still lives in Florence, has known Mr. Berenson since Edwardian days.


Unknown: Harold Acton
Unknown: Bernard Berenson

: Edric Connor as ' THE PALM.WINE DRINKARD'

The story by Amos Tutuola
Arranged for broadcasting by Peter Duval Smith
Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens and conducted by Edward Clark
Special effects by the Ambrosian Singers
Production by Peter Duval Smith


Story By: Amos Tutuola
Broadcasting By: Peter Duval Smith
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conducted By: Edward Clark
Production By: Peter Duval Smith

: ' Der Ring des Nibelungen * GOTTERDAMMERUNG'

Music drama in a prelude and three acts by Richard Wagner
(sung in German)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival
(Chorus-Master. Wilhelm PItz )
Producer, Wieland Wagner
The action takes place in legendary times
The Valkyries' rock
Act 1
The hall of the Gibichungs on the Rhine
The Valkyries' rock


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Conducted By: Josef Keilberth
Producer: Wieland Wagner
Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
Gunther: Hans Hotter
Alberich: Gustav Neidlinger
Hagen: Josef Greindl
Brünnhilde: Martha Mödl
Gut rune: Gre Brouwenstyn
Woglinde: Jutta Vulpius
Wellgunde: Elisabeth Schsrtel
Flosshilde: Maria Graf
Waltraute: Maria von Ilosvay
First Norn: Maria von Ilosvay
Second Norn: Georgine Milinkovic
Third Norn: Astrid Varnay


Talk by Kenneth Oakley D.sc. ,of the British Museum
(Natural History)
Dr. Oakley re-examines the evidence for the earliest use of fire by primitive man in Africa, and relates developments there (such as were described at the recent Pan-African Congress on Prehistory) with those in Europe, Asia, and America.


Talk By: Kenneth Oakley D.Sc.


Act 2
In front of the hall of the Gibichungs


Talk by Geoffrey Marshall
Research Fellow,
Nuffield College, Oxford
This talk is based on the volume British Government 1914-1953: Selected Documents, published by Professor G. H. L. Le May of Witwatersrand University. Mr. Marshall considers the real changes in the British Constitution that have taken place during the last forty years under cover of an unchanged terminology.


Talk By: Geoffrey Marshall


A satirical dialogue on Free Will and Providence by Lucian of Samosata
Translated by Peter Green
Lucian was born at Samosata on the Euphrates early in the second century A.D. He used the satiric dialogue, a form which he did much to establish, to criticise both popular notions of Olympian religion and the sterile arguments of contemporary Sophistic philosophers.


Translated By: Peter Green
Cyniscus: Raf de la Torre
Zeus: Felix Felton


A wooded place on the Rhine The hall of the Gibichungs


A meditation for the first Sunday in Advent by the Rt. Rev. Mgr. R. A. Knox


Unknown: Rev. Mgr. R. A. Knox


André Gertler (violin)


Violin: André Gertler


Talk by E. E. Rich
Professor of Naval History in the University of Cambridge


Talk By: E. E. Rich

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