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Louis Kentner (piano)
Ballade No. 2, In B minor Klaviersttick in F sharp En rêve (Nocturne)
Après une lecture de Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata)
Piece in the Hungarian Style
Fifth of a series of programmes of piano music by Liszt


W. W. Robson speaks about the special problems which D. H. Lawrence presents to the critic and the biographer. His talk is occasioned by two recent books-D.H.Lawrence: Novelist by F. R. Leavis , and The Intelligent Heart, by Harry T. Moore.


Unknown: W. W. Robson
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: F. R. Leavis
Unknown: Harry T. Moore.


by J. R. R. Tolkien
A radio adaptation in six parts from Volume i of ' The Lord of the Rings '
The music composed and conducted by Anthony Smith-Masters
3-' Aragorn '
(Continued in next column) with Nicolette Bernard , Frank Duncan
Felix Felton , Derek Prentice
The programme adapted and produced by Terence Tiller


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Conducted By: Anthony Smith-Masters
Unknown: Nicolette Bernard
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Derek Prentice
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Frodo: Oliver Burt
Sam: Victor Piatt
Pippin: Basil Jones
Merry: Michael Collins
Bombadil: Norman Shelley
Aragorn: Godfrey Kenton
Narrator: Derek Hart


London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Granville Jones )
Conducted by Juan Jose Castro
Part 1
Ernest Bradbury


Leader: Granville Jones
Conducted By: Juan Jose Castro
Unknown: Ernest Bradbury


Three talks by W. G. Hoskins
Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford
1-The Impulse to Explore
In these talks Dr. Hoskins traces the changing attitudes of Englishmen to their environment from the evidence of topographical literature. First, he speaks of the time when ' England was not conceived of as a country deserving of, or awaiting, discovery, exploration, and mapping,' and of the sudden impulse to explore which arose in the sixteenth century and endured for 300 years.

: Edric Connor as ' THE PALM-WINE DRINKARD'

, The story by Amos Tutuola
Arranged for broadcasting by Peter Duval Smith
Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens (Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)


Story By: Amos Tutuola
Broadcasting By: Peter Duval Smith
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyens


A talk by Philip Hope-Wallace about the Italian baritone who died in 1950. Illustrations include part of the second act of La Traviata and part of the Nile scene from Aida.


Talk By: Philip Hope-Wallace

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