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Overture: King Lear played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. on gramophone records


Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham


A Review of the Argument by H. L. A. Hart
Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 6)


Unknown: H. L. A. Hart


Bhairaviu Raga Nat Bhairon played by AU Akbar Khan (sarod) with Chatur Lai (tabla)
Pradyut Sen (tanpura)
Classical Indian music, whose tradition goes back many centuries, is essentially modal like the music of ancient Greece. Its repertoire consists of some seven hundred Ragas, each being sung or played at a particular hour of the dav and hence reflecting and depicting a definite mood and atmosphere. The scale of each Raga or mode is unalterable: it develops through different stages, and the beauty of its exposition lies in the melodic and rhythmic improvisations produced by individual artists.
The sarod belongs to the family of ancient stringed instruments of Persia* and was introduced into India during the reign of the Mogul emperor Akbar. Two well-known Ragas are played in this programme by India's greatest living sarod player, who will give a second recital next Thursday. L. K. Malholra


Unknown: Bhairaviu Raga Nat Bhairon
Unknown: Akbar Khan
Unknown: Chatur Lai
Unknown: L. K. Malholra


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.


A selection of Gavin Bone 's translations from the Anglo-Saxon
Arranged by Rayner Heppenstall
Marjorie Westbury. Robert Marsden and Felix Felton
With the exception of Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, the various charms and riddles, and the poems on specifically Christian or Biblical subjects, almost the whole corpus of extant Anglo-Saxon verse is included in this selection. The poems cannot therefore be said to have been selected to illustrate a theme, but a theme or mood is implicit in them and is indicated by the title of the programme.


Unknown: Gavin Bone
Arranged By: Rayner Heppenstall
Readers: Marjorie Westbury.
Readers: Robert Marsden
Readers: Felix Felton


Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin , Siegmund Nissel
Peter Schidlof. Martin Lovett


Unknown: Norbert Brainin
Unknown: Martin Lovett


A Proust reconstruction by Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall with Oliver Burt , Denise Bryer
Ilona Ference. Olive Gregg Ian Sadler , Lydia Sherwood and Raf de la Torre Music composed and piano music played by Michael Head
Violinist, Granville Jones
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 25)


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Ilona Ference.
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Lydia Sherwood
Played By: Michael Head
Violinist: Granville Jones
Robert de Saint-Loup: Robert Eddison
Rachel, an actress: Cecile Chevreau
Bloch: Reginald Beekwith
Marcel: Anthony Jacobs
M de Charlus: Max Adrian


by Kendall Taylor


Unknown: Kendall Taylor

: The New Hybrid Grapes

In the second of his four talks Edward Hyams describes his experience of growing hybrid varieties of grapes which he has introduced from abroad.


Speaker: Edward Hyams

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