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Elisabeth Verlooy (soprano)
Christiane Van Acker (mezzo-soprano)
Rene Letroye (tenor) Franz Mertens (tenor) Willy Pourtois (bass)
Silva Devos (recorders)
Janine Rubinlicht (treble viol)
Gaston Dome (tenor viol)
André Douvere (tenor viol)
Michel Podolski (lute)
Conductor, Safford Cape
Music of the thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
(Recording made available by courtesy of Institut National Beige de Radiodiffusion)

Motet: Omitissima Virgo Maria - anon.
Organum triplum; Virgo - Pérotin
Dance: Stantipes - anon.
Ballade: De ce que fol pense - Pierre des Moulins
Balletto: Ecco la primavera - Francesco Landino
Le moulin de Paris - anon.
Tristre plaisir - Gilles Binchois
Pour l'amour de ma doulce amye; Veni Sancte Spiritus. - Guillaume Dufay
Motet: Sicut lilium - Antoine Brumel
Dance: Passemezzo - anon.
Frottola: A la cazza - anon.


Soprano: Elisabeth Verlooy
Mezzo-Soprano: Christiane van Acker
Tenor: Rene Letroye
Tenor: Franz Mertens
Bass: Willy Pourtois
Bass: Silva Devos
Unknown: Janine Rubinlicht
Tenor: Gaston Dome
Tenor: André Douvere
Unknown: Michel Podolski
Conductor: Safford Cape


by Francis Watson and Maurice Brown
Four programmes illustrating the life, work, and personality of the Mahatma: drawn from the recorded memories of those who knew him in South Africa, India, and England.
I-A Portrait
Edited and narrated by Francis Watson
The recorded voices of those taking part include: Rajendra Prasad , Jawaharlal Nehru , the Earl of Halifax, Gilbert Murray. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur , C. Rajagopalachari , G. V. Mavalankar , B. C. Roy , Sir Robert Broomfield , Zakir Husain , M. R. Jayakar. Acharya Kripalani , P. C. Ghose. G. D. Birla , B. R. Ambedkar. Verrier Elwin , Miraben (Miss Slade), Devadas Gandhi , Sumitra Gandhi , Pyarelal Nayar , Sushila Nayar. N. K. Bose , M. Gilder , Padmaja Naidu , Muriel Lester. Horace Alexander , Maurice Frydman. Mr. Henry Polak and Mrs. Henry Polak , Glorney Bolton. and Louis Fischer
Production by Maurice Brown


Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Maurice Brown
Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Rajendra Prasad
Unknown: Jawaharlal Nehru
Unknown: Gilbert Murray.
Unknown: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
Unknown: C. Rajagopalachari
Unknown: G. V. Mavalankar
Unknown: B. C. Roy
Unknown: Robert Broomfield
Unknown: Zakir Husain
Unknown: M. R. Jayakar.
Unknown: Acharya Kripalani
Unknown: P. C. Ghose.
Unknown: G. D. Birla
Unknown: B. R. Ambedkar.
Unknown: Verrier Elwin
Unknown: Devadas Gandhi
Unknown: Sumitra Gandhi
Unknown: Pyarelal Nayar
Unknown: Sushila Nayar.
Unknown: N. K. Bose
Unknown: M. Gilder
Unknown: Padmaja Naidu
Unknown: Muriel Lester.
Unknown: Horace Alexander
Unknown: Maurice Frydman.
Unknown: Mr. Henry Polak
Unknown: Mrs. Henry Polak
Unknown: Glorney Bolton.
Unknown: Louis Fischer
Production By: Maurice Brown


The Juilliard String Quartet:
Robert Mann (violin) Robert Koff (violin)
Raphael Hillyer (viola) Arthur Winograd (cello)
(Recording made available by courtesy of the Juilliard School of Music and the National Association of Educational Broadcasts, New York)


Violin: Robert Mann
Violin: Robert Koff
Viola: Raphael Hillyer
Cello: Arthur Winograd


The Right of the Crown to Withhold Evidence
Talk by C. J. Hamson
Professor of Comparative Law in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College
Last June the Lord Chancellor made a statement in the House of Lords on the Crown privilege to refuse disclosure of documents as evidence in court. In this talk Professor Hamson compares the position of English and French administration in this respect.


Talk By: C. J. Hamson


A lyric comedy in three acts after Shakespeare's ' The Merry Wives of Windsor'
Libretto by Boito Music by Verdi
(sung in Italian)
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Radiotelevisione Italiana, Milan
(Chorus-Master, Roberto Benaglio )
Act 1
Scene 1: The taproom at the Garter Inn Scene 2: The garden of Ford's house


Unknown: Boito
Music By: Verdi
Chorus-Master: Roberto Benaglio
Conducted By: Tullio Serafin
Sir John Falstaff: Giuseppe Taddei
Bardolph: Renato Ercolani
Pistol: Franco Calabrese
Fenton: Luigi Alva
Mistress Page(Meg): Anna Maria Canali
Mistress Ford (Alice): Rosanna Carteri
Mistress Quickly: Fedora Barbieri
Anne Ford (Nanetta): Anna Moffo
Doctor Caius: Mario Carlin
Ford: Scipione Colombo

: John Gielgud reading 'THE ANCIENT MARINER'

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Scene 1: The taproom of the Garter Inn Scene 2: Inside Ford's house


Talk by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
An analysis of the function of gossip and scandal, from sources including Jane Austen and Dr. Colson's study of the Makah Indians, enables the speaker to assert ' with,' he says, ' more assurance than I gain from my personal experience ' that gossip is always far from idle. He suggests that it is a crucial part of social living and offers a guide to its elaborate techniques for the better regulation of society.


Talk By: Max Gluckman
Unknown: Jane Austen


Act 3
Scene 1: Outside the Garter Inn
Scene 2: Herne's Oak in Windsor Forest


Talk by Stephen Spender


Talk By: Stephen Spender

: Patience Collier and Ronald Simpson in

Being episodes in the family life of a professional man of letters
Episode 1: by Angus Wilson
Complete cast for the six episodes:
Harpsichord, anonymous
Production by Christopher Sykes


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Production By: Christopher Sykes
Mrs Cramp: Patience Collier
Henry Cramp: Ronald Simpson
Tom: Olive Gregg
Jack Pearl: Roger Snowdon
Mr Brighter: John Gabriel
Constance: Betty Hardy
Michael John: Martin Starkie
Italian servant: Robert Rietty
Paulina: Malou Pantera
Telegraph boy: Ian Hindle
Sir Eric Tweed: Alec Finter
Sir Benedict Noodle: Norman Shelley
Miss Herzenschreiber: Mavis Villiers
Pimples: Geoffrey Wincott
Dr Girton Halifax: Cyril Shapa


Sonata in B flat. Op. 106
(Hammerklavier) played by Wilhelm Kempff (piano) on gramophone records


Played By: Wilhelm Kempff

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