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Talk by J. D. Krige
Professor of Social Anthropology
University of Natal, Durban
' To reduce human suffering to the freaks of fortune, or attribute it to statistical averages, seems to the African a poor substitute for a moral philosophy in which black magic figures as a final cause.' Professor Krige believes that the reason for the persistence of magicomedical beliefs among Bantu is to be found in these terms.


Talk By: J. D. Krige


by Granados
Part 1:
Los requiebros; Coloquio en la reja; El fandango de Candil; Quejas 6 la maja y el ruisefior
Part 2:
El amor y la muerte, Balada; Epilogo, Serenata del espectro played by Eric Parkin (piano)


Piano: Eric Parkin

: John Stater, Joan Miller Ernest Milton, Robert Eddison and Carleton Hobbs in MADEMOISELLE JAIRE'

by Michel de Ghelderode
Translated and adapted for radio by Joanna Richardson and Patrie Dickinson
Music composed and conducted by Christopher Whelen
Production by John Gibson


Unknown: Joanna Richardson
Unknown: Patrie Dickinson
Production By: John Gibson
M Jaire: John Slater
Father Kaliphas: Carleton Hobbs
Mme Jaire: Joan Miller
The Cabinet Maker: Allan McClelland
Dr Cloribus: Robert Eddison
Antiqua Mankabena: Betty Hardy
Jacquelin: Geoffrey Matthews
Marieke Vos: Vivienne Chatterton
Marieke Crok: Elizabeth Begley
Marieke Pouf: Violet Gould
Le Roux: John Gabriel
Btandine Jaire: Sulwen Morgan
Lazarus: Ernest Milton

: Composer and Interpreter BRAHMS

Symphony No. 1, in C minor
London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Felix Weingartner on gramophone records
During the next four weeks all Brahms's symphonies, conducted by Weingartner and by Toscanini, are to be broadcast from gramophone records.


Conducted By: Felix Weingartner


A selection compiled and Introduced by Robert Gittings
Reader, Jane Wenham
Last summer Robert Gittings collected four hundred poems, mostly written by children between the ages of eleven and fifteen at secondary modern schools. In this programme he presents and comments on some of these poems.


Introduced By: Robert Gittings
Unknown: Robert Gittings


Mass: Assumpta est Maria
Choristers of Ely Cathedral
Renaissance Singers
(male voices)
Conductor, Michael Howard
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 22)


Conductor: Michael Howard


Talk by A. J. Marshall
Reader in Zoology and Comparative Anatomy in the University of London
The speaker explains that an apparently ordinary African fish, tilapia, presents a problem of great interest and importance to scientists and economists alike.
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 25)


Talk By: A. J. Marshall

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