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: Fay Compton with Trader Faulkner in 'CRIME ON GOAT ISLAND'

by Ugo Betti
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by Henry Reed
Cast in order of speaking:
Music composed by William Wordsworth
Produced by John Gibson

Contributors

Unknown: Ugo Betti
Broadcasting By: Henry Reed
Composed By: William Wordsworth
Produced By: John Gibson
Edoardo: Ernest Jay
Pia: Mary Wimbush
Angelo: Trader Faulkner
Agata: Fay Compton
Silvia: Dudy Nimmo

: 'THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH'

An opera in four acts
Libretto by Saint-Georges and Adenis after the novel by Sir Walter Scott
English translation by Paul England
Music by Bizet
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins )
Conducted BY
Sir THOMAS BEECHAM BT. ,
Repetiteur. Bryan Balkwill
(Also broadcast on October 5)
The action takes place in Perth towards the end of the fourteenth century
ACT 1
The workshop of Hal Smith
Acr 2
A public square. Night

Contributors

Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Translation By: Paul England
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham Bt.
Repetiteur: Bryan Balkwill
Catherine: Mattiwilda Dobbs
Mab a gypsy: Anna Pollak
Hal Smith, an armourer: Alexander Young
The Duke of Rothesay: Niven Miller
Ralph: David Ward
Simon Glover, Catherine's father: Owen Brannigan

: THE POSTHUMOUS CAREER OF THOMAS HOBBES

Talk by J. W. N. Watkins Lecturer in Political Science in the University of London
Hobbes, one of the most widely and passionately discussed of English thinkers, served at least to ' draw out men's souls.' In this talk Mr. Watkins discusses some of these reactions.

Contributors

Talk By: J. W. N. Watkins

: 'THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH'

Acr 3
Scene I: A hall in the palace of the Duke of Rothesay
Scene 2: The same. Early next morning
Act 4
A public square. The morning of St. Valentine's Day

: MUSIC OF THE BAMBUTI PYGMIES

Talk by Colin Turnbull
Mr. Turnbull illustrates his talk with recordings he made in the Belgian Congo. He has twice spent periods of about six months living in the forest with the pygmies, and has found that the music of the Bambuti gives an insight into their values.

Contributors

Talk By: Colin Turnbull

: MAHLER

Symphony No. 4, in G
Maria Stader (soprano)
Orchestra of Siidwestfunk
Conductor, Hans Rosbaud
(Recording made available by courtesy of Siidwestfunk, Baden-Baden)

Contributors

Soprano: Maria Stader
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud

: THE PRICE OF TECHNOLOGY

by Gerald Sykes
A group of three talks in which Gerald Sykes describes some of the psychological effects of industrialisation, based on the evidence of his own country, the United States of America
I-Technology and the Mind
In this talk Gerald Sykes suggests that modern psychology is a collective response to a collective danger and that our lack of self-knowledge is now our most acute social problem.

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Sykes
Unknown: Gerald Sykes
Unknown: Gerald Sykes

: BELA BARTOK

Excerpts from the last four books of Mikrokosmos played by the composer (piano) on gramophone records

: EARLIER FRENCH VERSE

Anonymous ballads, and poems by Villon, Charles d'Orleans ,Clement Marot , Ronsard Labe , and Louise Labe , read by Edwige Feuillere , Sylvia Monfort , and Jean Vilar
Translations by Rayner Heppenstall , John Petrie. Frances Cornford , and Margaret Bottrall , read by Hedli Anderson and Duncan Mclntyre
This is the first of a group of eight programmes compiled by Rayner Heppenstall from the personal choices of four leading French actors and actresses.
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 4)

Contributors

Unknown: Villon, Charles D'Orleans
Unknown: Clement Marot
Unknown: Ronsard Labe
Unknown: Louise Labe
Read By: Edwige Feuillere
Read By: Sylvia Monfort
Unknown: Jean Vilar
Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: John Petrie.
Unknown: Frances Cornford
Unknown: Margaret Bottrall
Read By: Hedli Anderson
Read By: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall

: VAN DIEREN

String Quartet No. 4 played by David Martin (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin) Eileen Grainger (viola)
Eugene Cruft (double-bass)
(The recorded broadcast of July 20)

Contributors

Violin: David Martin
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Double-Bass: Eugene Cruft

: THE DOMES OF ISFAHAN

by Sacheverell Sitwell
Sacheverell Sitwell recently paid his first visit to some Eastern countries on which his imagination had been playing for a long time. In the present talk he describes his first impressions of some of the ancient and famous mosques in the Persian town of Isfahan.
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 20)

Contributors

Unknown: Sacheverell Sitwell
Unknown: Sacheverell Sitwell








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