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Clarinet Quintet No. 2 played by Jack Brymer (clarinet)
The Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin) Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)
This is the first of three programmes of chamber music by Josef Holbrooke.


Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards
Music By: Josef Holbrooke.


Six talks by A. J. P. Taylor
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford 3—Gtadstonian Foreign Policy: the contradictions of morality
These talks are a broadcast version of the Ford Lectures delivered in Oxford earlier this year. They deal with the radical or left-wing critics of British foreign policy from the French Revolution to the present day. The speaker challenges the conventional view of the continuity of British foreign policy.


An opera in three acts
Libretto by Ranieri Calzabigi
Music by Gluck
The action takes place in Ancient Greece in mythological times
Act 1
Scene 1: A courtyard before the palace at
Scene 2: The temple of ApoUo


Unknown: Ranieri Calzabigi


Talk by the Rev. G. D. Kilpatrick Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture in the University of Oxford
The New Testament was originally written in Greek and it is of the first importance to have an accurate version of the original. This cannot always be decided beyond dispute and, therefore, texts of the New Testament must have extensive footnotes showing the variants in the different manuscripts. In preparing a new edition of the Greek New Testament Professor Kilpatrick has been working on these extensive footnotes, which are called the Critical Apparatus; and in this talk he describes what research is necessary for its compilation.


Unknown: Rev. G. D. Kilpatrick


A hall in the palace


The last of three legends of the Arawak Indians, retold by Jan Carew in the fashion and dialect of the Negroes of British Guiana.


Unknown: Jan Carew


Acr 3
Scene 1: A courtyard in the palace Scene 2: The entrance to Hades


Philip Larkin introduces another programme of readings from recently published volumes of poetry
Joan Hart , Guy Kingsley Poynter and Robin Holmes


Introduces: Philip Larkin
Readers: Joan Hart
Readers: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Readers: Robin Holmes


John Kennedy (cello)
Scylla Kennedy (piano)


Cello: John Kennedy
Piano: Scylla Kennedy

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