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Talk by Evelyn Cheesman
O.B.E., F.R.E.S.
The dispersal of plant and animal species on the Pacific islands may throw light on the geological history of that area. Evelyn Cheesman , who recently returned from her last expedition to the southernmost island of the New Hebrides, describes the purpose of the collections of plants and insects she has been making since 1924.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 6)


Talk By: Evelyn Cheesman
Unknown: Evelyn Cheesman


The second of three programmes of vocal and instrumental music
Devised and introduced by Marylin Wailes
2-Church Music
0 let me at thy footstool fall; 0 God when thou wentst; Man dreame no more: O goe not from me; O Lord thou hast searched me out
John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
John Carol Case (baritone)
Hampstead Parish Church Choir
Conductor, Martindale Sidwell
Thurston Dart (organ)
Members of the Boyd Neel Orchestra


Introduced By: Marylin Wailes
Unknown: John Whitworth
Baritone: John Carol Case
Conductor: Martindale Sidwell
Conductor: Thurston Dart

: Sebastian Shaw in « A SINGLE TAPER'

by R. C. Scriven
Produced by Rex Tucker
(The recorded broadcast of May 10)


Unknown: R. C. Scriven
Produced By: Rex Tucker
A patient: Sebastian Shaw
A nurse: Anna Turner
A surgeon: Carleton Hobbs
A student: Denis Goacher


Reginald Paul (piano)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins


Piano: Reginald Paul
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins


Its Objectives:
Reunification and Neutrality
Talk by Terence Prittie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Germany
followed by an interlude at 8.60


A selection of recent poems by English-speaking South Africans, chosen and introduced by Guy Butler with comments by some of the poets themselves
Poems by David Wright , Anthony Delius
Roy MacNab , Roy Campbell
R. N. Currey , Guy Butler
Read by John Glen and Felix Felton
(Guy Butler 's introduction recorded by courtesy of the South African Broadcasting Corporation)


Introduced By: Guy Butler
Unknown: David Wright
Unknown: Anthony Delius
Unknown: Roy MacNab
Unknown: Roy Campbell
Unknown: R. N. Currey
Unknown: Guy Butler
Read By: John Glen
Read By: Felix Felton
Unknown: Guy Butler


String Quintet in C, Op. 10 played by The Hollywood String Quartet:
Felix Slatkin , Paul Shure Paul Robyn , Eleanor Aller with Kurt Reher on gramophone records


Unknown: Felix Slatkin
Unknown: Paul Shure
Unknown: Paul Robyn
Unknown: Eleanor Aller
Unknown: Kurt Reher


or Ceol Moi - The ' Great Music '
A programme on the classical music of the Scottish bagpipes, with traditional stories of pipers -human and supernatural-and an account of the old piping schools of the Highlands


Unknown: Ceol Moi


In the second of four gardening talks Edward Hyams gives his opinions on what he calls' that outrage upon the eyesight known-and, what is more, admiringly known-as a riot of colour.'
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 16) Apples to tickle the palate: Maj/ 26


Unknown: Edward Hyams

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