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The Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys , Trevor Williams
Watson Forbes , John Moore
The last of five programmes including chamber music by Alan Rawsthome.


Unknown: Sydney Humphreys
Unknown: Trevor Williams
Unknown: Watson Forbes
Unknown: John Moore
Music By: Alan Rawsthome.


6-Scientific Method in the Conduct of War
Talk by P. M. S. Blackett , F.R.S.
Professor of Physics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology Today, when the devastating power of atomic weapons dominates much of our military thinking, we are apt to abandon rational numerical thought about war and conclude that few useful lessons can be learned from the study of past wars. But such study, Professor Blackett argues, preferably in as numerical a form as possible, is still an essential guide to present actions.


Talk By: P. M. S. Blackett , F.R.S.


From the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge by permission of the Provost and Fellows
(Also broadcast on Wednesday)
Part 1


A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts: exhibitions, new productions in the theatre, new films and books.


Three talks by W. G. Hoskins
Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford 3-Uncharted Territory
Having spoken about the topographical literature produced, first, in the initial exploration of England between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, and second, in the new advances of the twentieth century, Dr. Hoskins concludes this group of talks by suggesting the subjects of ' the great unwritten books about English topography.'

: Three Comedies by William Wycherley (1640-1715)

Alec Clunes , Marjorie Westbury and Denise Bryer in 'THE COUNTRY-WIFE '
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
The Scene: London, 1675
Characters in order of speaking: with music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis and played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra
(leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )


Unknown: Alec Clunes
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
THE BOOK-KEEPER: Rolf Lefebvre
MR HORNER (Harry): Alec Clunes
A QUACK: Michael Bates
A boy, servant to Mr Horner: Geoffrey Matthews
Sir JASPER FIDGET: Carleton Hobbs
My LADY FIDGET, his wife: Marjorie Westbury
MRS DAINTY FIDGET; his sister: Sheila Grant
MR HARCOURT (Frank): John Glen
MR DORILANT (Dick): Philip Morant
MR SFARKISH: Heron Carvic
MR PINCHWIFE (Jack): Anthony Jacobs
MRS MARGERY PINCHWIFE; his wife: Denise Bryer
MRS ALITHEA, his sister: Elizabeth London
Lucy, Alithea's maid: Gladys Young
MRS SQUEAMISH (Biddy), cousin to Lady Fidget: Beth Boyd
OLD LADY SQUEAMISH, her grandmother: Mary O' Farrell


Sonata in C minor, Op. Ill played by Ronald Smith (piano)


Piano: Ronald Smith

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