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The Purcell Singers
Conductor, Imogen Holst


Conductor: Imogen Holst


Talk by George Allen
Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford
In a recent talk Kenneth Galbraith suggested that much economic thinking, especially among liberals, is the result of social nostalgia. Mr. Allen attributes much of Professor Galbraith's thinking to * social megalomania.'
(BRC recording)


Talk By: George Allen
Unknown: Kenneth Galbraith


Rene Soames (tenor)
Harvey Phillips String Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Bean )
Conductor, Harvey Phillips


Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Harvey Phillips
Leader: Hugh Bean
Conductor: Harvey Phillips


Talk by Monica Wilson Professor of Anthropology.
University of Cape Town
Twenty years ago Monica Wilson lived among and studied the Nyakyusa people of Nyasaland; she returned last year to find many changes, not least in the field of religious and moral beliefs. She speaks about some of the difficulties that arise in the change from paganism to Christianity, and the ways in which the people are meeting them.
followed by an interlude at 8.20


Talk By: Monica Wilson
Unknown: Monica Wilson


by Schiller
Translated by Joseph Mellish
Adapted for radio and produced by Julius Gellner
Music composed by Roberto Gerhard


Translated By: Joseph Mellish
Produced By: Julius Gellner
Composed By: Roberto Gerhard
Hannah Kennedy: Gladys Young
Sir Amias Paulet: Brewster Mason
Mary Stuart: Barbara Jefford
Sir Edward Mortimer: Laurence Payne
Lord Burleigh: Max Adrian
Queen Elizabeth: Margaret Rawlings
Count Aubespine: Olaf Pooley
Count Bellievre: Denis Goacher
The Earl of Shrewsbury: Harcourt Williams
The Earl of Leicester: Marius Goring
O'Kelly: Allan McClelland
Sir William Davison: Gordon Davies
Officer: Trevor Martin
Page: Julian Yardley
Melvil: Simon Lack
Margaret Curl: Janette Richer


Traume am Kamin, Op. 143 played by Celia Arieli (piano)


Played By: Celia Arieli


A talk by Vladimir Nabokov on Pushkin's Eugene Onegin
Vladimir Nabokov , who has recently translated this poem into English, explains why, in a conflict between rhyme and reason, he chooses reason.


Talk By: Vladimir Nabokov
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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