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Three talks by J. W. N. Watkins
Lecturer in Political Science in the University of London


Unknown: J. W. N. Watkins


Works by Oscar Sala
Scherzo-Etude for electronic orchestra Concertahte Variations on an original theme performed by the composer


Unknown: Oscar Sala


4-Song. of Duncan Ban Macintyre sung and introduced by J. C. M. Campbell
The last of these four programmes is devoted to the songs of Duncan Ban (1724-1812), considered by many to be the supreme poet of Gaelic Scotland. James Campbell introduces and sings the songs to Misty Corrie, to his bride, and to his gun. He ends with Duncan Ban 's last farewell to the hills.


Unknown: Duncan Ban MacIntyre
Introduced By: J. C. M. Campbell
Unknown: Gaelic Scotland.
Introduces: James Campbell
Unknown: Duncan Ban


A letter from Robert Laneham , an officer attendant at Court, to his good friend Master Humphrey Martin , containing part of the entertainment to Queen Elizabeth at Kenilworth Castle in the Summer's Progress of 1575. Edited by Jane Marris
Read by Peter Woodthorpe Produced by Sasha Moorsom


Unknown: Robert Laneham
Unknown: Humphrey Martin
Edited By: Jane Marris
Read By: Peter Woodthorpe
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom


Mass: Pange Lingua
Philippe Caillard Vocal Ensemble
Directed by Philippe Caillard on gramophone recorda


Unknown: Philippe Caillard
Directed By: Philippe Caillard


35— 'The Landlord intends ...*
Talk by a barrister
Today business tenants are entitled to renew their tenancies unless the landlord can establish certain grounds of opposition. Two of these depend on what the landlord ' intends' to do, and the meaning of this word has occasioned much recent litigation.

: Howard Marion-Crawford in 'ALSO AMONG THE PROPHETS'

The career of a doomed king byLouis MacNeice with John Sharp
Peter Wyngarde and Allan McClelland with Denis Goacher , Donald Gray
Malcolm Hayes , Edward Jewesbury
Alun Owen ,Manning Wilson
Music composed by Matyas Seiber sung by the Dorian Singers
Production by Louis MacNeice
The Old Testament story of Saul, the first king of Israel, is shot through with tragic irony. The corruption of power was thrust upon this innocent young man by a prophet who himself was bitterly opposed to kingship. ' And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee,' said Samuel, and thou ... shalt be turned into another man.' But Saul, after his early successes, was turned into another man in a tragic sense; ' for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.'
Abandoned by Samuel, Saul becomes gradually madder and unhappier, and his one consolation is in David-till jealousy makes him David's enemy. He swings to and fro between love and hate, between sanity and madness, and, as he swings, is propelled towards disaster by his own actions and by circumstance.


Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: Peter Wyngarde
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: Donald Gray
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Edward Jewesbury
Unknown: Alun Owen
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Composed By: Matyas Seiber
Production By: Louis MacNeice
Agitator: John Gabriel
Samuel: John Sharp
Gomer: Duncan McLntyre
Saul: Howard Marion-Crawford
David: Peter Wyngarde
Michal: Margot van Der Burgh
Jonathan: Allan McClelland
Abigaii: Dudy Nimmo
Witch of Endor: Violet Marquesita


Phantasie, Op. 17
Waldszenen, Op. 82 played by Robert Casadesus (piano)
Last of six programmes of piano music by Schumann


Piano: Robert Casadesus
Music By: Schumann


Talk by Steven Runciman
The Letters of Edward Gibbon , edited by J. E. Norton , have recently been published in three volumes.


Talk By: Steven Runciman
Unknown: Edward Gibbon
Edited By: J. E. Norton


The broken token; Shooting of his dear; Lord Thomas and Fair Ellinor; The rich old lady; The lonesome prairie, The battle of Shiloh; Poor old mail sung by Wilfred Brown (tenor)


Sung By: Wilfred Brown

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