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BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Basil Cameron
Part 1


Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Basil Cameron


Talk by Sir James Scott Watson The speaker reviews Sir Keith Murray 's volume on Agriculture in the official history of the second world war, and gives his own reflections on the role of British agriculture in wartime.


Talk By: Sir James Scott Watson
Unknown: Sir Keith Murray


Denis McCarthy reads the story of one of the most dramatic events in the life of Buddha, his renunciation of the world of pleasure. The reading is taken from the Buddha-Karita, a Sanskrit poem of about the first century A.D., ascribed to Asvaghosha. The translation is by E. B. Cowell.


Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: E. B. Cowell.


Nelly Wagenaar (piano)


I-The Role of Pressure Groups by S. E. Finer
Professor of Political Institutions in the University College of North Staffordshire
Professor Finer argues that, so far from pressure groups being anti-social, they are indispensable to a well-run democracy today.
To be repeated on May 30
Second talk, by Professor Sly Devons: June 2 followed by an interlude at 9.0


Unknown: S. E. Finer


The novel by Anthony Powell
Adapted for radio and produced by Christopher Sykes
Principal characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column) with Garard Green , Martin Lewis Eric Lugg. Macdonald Parke George de Warfaz , Ann Zane
Anthony Powell's second novel Venusberg, published in 1932, relates the adventures of one Lushington, a lost soul in the limbo of journalism, while acting as special correspondent in a Baltic capital during the brief period of independence enjoyed by the successor States to the Russian Empire.
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 3)


Novel By: Anthony Powell
Produced By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Martin Lewis
Unknown: Eric Lugg.
Unknown: MacDonald Parke
Unknown: George de Warfaz
Unknown: Ann Zane
Unknown: Anthony Powell'S
Lushington: Derek Hart
Lucy: Olive Gregg
Count Scherbatcheff: Carleton Hobbs
Baroness Puckler: Patience Collier
Frau Mavrin: Margot van Der Burgh
Count Bobel: Esmé Percy
Da Costa: David Peel
Pope: Heron Carvic
Captain Waldemar: Roger Snowdon
Cortney: Philip Vickers
Professor Mavrin: Neville Hartley
Narrator: Denis McCarthy


Kees Otten (recorder)
Jaap Spigt (harpsichord)


Unknown: Kees Otten
Harpsichord: Jaap Spigt


by Edward Hyams
In the third of his series of gardening talks Edward Hyams suggests the growing of a number of apples which, he says, ' are as different to the palate as a noble claret is to other wines.'
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 23)
In Praise of Cabbages: May 30


Unknown: Edward Hyams
Unknown: Edward Hyams

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