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Margaret Hodsdon (virginals)
C. H. Trevor (organ)


Unknown: Margaret Hodsdon
Unknown: H. Trevor


A group of seven talks
7-The Future of War by Michael Howard
Lecturer in Military Studies,
King's College, London
Is there any prospect that mankind under the threat of annihilation, wiU b, able finally to renounce war as a means of settling international disputes? If wars recur, must they take the ' total ' form to which we have become accustomed?


Unknown: Michael Howard


Poems by Paul Eluard selected and introduced by Arthur Boyars
Read in English by Anthony Jacobs and in French by Jacques Brunius


Unknown: Paul Eluard
Introduced By: Arthur Boyars
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Jacques Brunius

: Composer and Interpreter DEBUSSY

Fetes Galantes (1904) Les Ingénus; Le Faune;
Colloque sentimental sung by Maggie Teyte (soprano) with Alfred Cortot (piano) and by Gerard Souzay (baritone) with Jacqueline Bonneau (piano) on gramophone records


Soprano: Maggie Teyte
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Jacqueline Bonneau


Talk by H. J. Habakkuk
Chichele Professor of Economic History in the University of Oxford
'rofessor Habakkuk reflects on the passing of the Limited Liability Act a ' hundred years ago and the changes that have taken place since that date in the ownership and control of industry.


Talk By: H. J. Habakkuk


A ballad-opera for broadcasting
Words by H. A. L . Craig Music by William Alwyn
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Singing parts: spoken by Allan McClelland spoken by Patrick McGoohan
The skipping song recorded by children of the Holy Faith Convent,
The Coombe, Dublin
Sinfonia of London
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Alan G. Melville )
Conducted by Muir Mathieson
Repetiteur, Douglas Gamley


Unknown: H. A. L Craig
Music By: William Alwyn
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Spoken By: Allan McClelland
Spoken By: Patrick McGoohan
Chorus-Master: Alan G. Melville
Conducted By: Muir Mathieson
Repetiteur: Douglas Gamley
Robert Emmet: Thomas Hemsley
Sarah Curran: Marion Studholme
Crazy Jenny: Marion Studholme
Leonard MacNally: Inia Te Wiata
Sullivan: Denis Quilley
Seamus: Andrew Downie
Quigley: Joseph McNally
A keening woman: Mary MacGoris
Dickson: Ranken Bushby
Reilly: Joseph McNally
The Clergyman: Edmund Dontevy
Speaking parts: William Wickham: Frank Duncan
Speaking parts: Thomas Russell: Denis McCarthy
Speaking parts: Michael Dwyer: Diarmuid Kelly
Speaking parts: Matty: Jack MacGowran
Speaking parts: Mr Foley: Harry Hutchinson
Speaking parts: Denis: Paddy Joyce
Speaking parts: The Jailor: Eddie Byrne
Speaking parts: Speaker: Robert Mooney


Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
The Element Quartet:
Ernest Element, Sylvia Cleaver
Dorothy Hemming , Norman Jones
Part 1
Clarinet Quintet in A (K.581) Mozart


Clarinet: Gervase De Peyer
Unknown: Sylvia Cleaver
Unknown: Dorothy Hemming
Unknown: Norman Jones


Talk by A. B. Purani
The purpose of this talk and of Mr. Purani's visit to this country is to draw attention to one of the great pioneers of Indian freedom, an Indian Yogi whose native speech was English.


Talk By: A. B. Purani


by Colette
' The One Who Came Back *
Translated by Enid McLcod
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Norman Wright


Translated By: Enid McLcod
Produced By: Norman Wright
Narrator: T St John Barry
The Persian Cat: Jane Henderson
The Bulldog: Beatrix Lehmann
The Sheepdog: Grizelda Hervey
The Soldier: T St John Barry

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