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by R. C. Hutchinson
* How is it possible that a great number of people could have taken part in a programme of deliberate, cold-blooded, prolonged, sub-human cruelty? ' This was the theme, its setting Germany in 1945, which Mr. Hutchinson found intractable in a novel.
Extracts from the unfinished novel read by Carleton Hobbs
William Plomer talks about another unfinished novel: October 29


Unknown: R. C. Hutchinson
Read By: Carleton Hobbs
Talks: William Plomer


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.
2-The Conquest of India the recorded voices of those taking part Include: Rajendra Prasad , awaharlal Nehru, the Earl of Halifax, Sir Robert Broomfield , G. V. Mavalankar , Acharya Kripalani , Zakir Husain. G. D. Birla , M. R. Jayakar , Kaka Kalenkar , C. Rajagopalachari , Raja Hutheesingh , S. Dutta , B. C. Roy. Pyarelal Nayar. Sudir Ghosh , Sushila Nayar. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur , K. Shridharni. Anasuyaben Sarabhi , Shankarlal Banker. Raheina Tyabji , Miraben (Miss Slade), Eric da Costa , Verrier Elwin. Louis Fischer. Maurice Frydman , Glorney Bolton , and Reginald Reynolds
Edited and narrated by Francis Watson
Production by Maurice Brown


Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Maurice Brown
Unknown: Rajendra Prasad
Unknown: Sir Robert Broomfield
Unknown: G. V. Mavalankar
Unknown: Acharya Kripalani
Unknown: Zakir Husain.
Unknown: G. D. Birla
Unknown: M. R. Jayakar
Unknown: Kaka Kalenkar
Unknown: C. Rajagopalachari
Unknown: Raja Hutheesingh
Unknown: S. Dutta
Unknown: B. C. Roy.
Unknown: Sudir Ghosh
Unknown: Sushila Nayar.
Unknown: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
Unknown: K. Shridharni.
Unknown: Anasuyaben Sarabhi
Unknown: Shankarlal Banker.
Unknown: Raheina Tyabji
Unknown: Eric Da Costa
Unknown: Verrier Elwin.
Unknown: Louis Fischer.
Unknown: Maurice Frydman
Unknown: Glorney Bolton
Unknown: Reginald Reynolds
Unknown: Francis Watson
Production By: Maurice Brown


Lyric poem in three acts by Rene Fauchois
Music by Faure
(sung in French) shepherds, servants, dancers and musicians
Chorus and National Orchestra of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Franchise
(Chorus-Master, Jean-Paul Kreder) CONDUCTED BY D. E. INGHELBRECHT
The action takes place in Greece in legendary times.
A hall in Ulysses's Palace adjoining Penelope's apartment
(This recording of a performance from the International Opera Festival has been made available by courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise)
ACT 2: A bill overlooking the sea
Act 3: The great hall in Ulysses's Palace


Unknown: Rene Fauchois
Conducted By: D. E. Inghelbrecht
mysses King of Ithaca: Raoul Jobin
Penelope, his wife: Régine Crispin
Eurycle, an old nurse: Christianne Gayraud
Eumeus, an old shepherd: André Vessières
Suitors of Penelope:Antinous: Joseph Peyron
Suitors of Penelope:Eurymachus: Robert Massart
Suitors of Penelope:Leodes: Michel Hamel
Suitors of Penelope:Ctesippus: Bernard Demigny
Suitors of Penelope:Pisander: Pierre Germain
Attendants of Penelope:Cleo: Janine Collard
Attendants of Penelope:Melantho: Françoise Ogfas
Attendants of Penelope:Alcandra: Geneviève MacAux
Attendants of Penelope:Phylo: Nicole Robin
A herdsman: Michel Hamel
Eurynome: Nicole Robin


A monthly series on current questions in architecture and town planning
Stresses and Strains by Ronald Jenkins
The speaker, a chartered civil engineer, talks about changing conceptions in the field of engineering structures. These have only partly been brought about by the use of modern materials such as steel and reinforced or pre-stressed concrete. Of equal importance in the creation of a new concept of structural design, the speaker argues, has been clearer thinking on what is meant by a safe structure.


Unknown: Ronald Jenkins


A play by Michael J. Molloy
Adapted for broadcasting by the author
(Continued in next column)
Kilmacreena is a large estate situated in a loop of the Dalgan River on the Mayo side of the Mayo-Galway border.
Incidental music composed and directed by John Buckland
Produced by John Gibson
(The recorded broadcast of August 5)


Play By: Michael J. Molloy
Directed By: John Buckland
Produced By: John Gibson
Narrator: Harry Hutchinson
Gaisceen Brehony, huntsman to Caesar French: Brian O'Higgins
Una Brehony, his niece: Sheila Manahan
Owen Fenigan, son of one of Caesar's tenants: Paul Connell
Maura Pender, daughter of one of Caesar's tenants: Sally Travers
Boorla, Caesar's bailiff: Jack Cunningham
Bartley Dowd, the man from Tyrawley: Walter MacKen
Rory Commons, son of Cormac Commons last of the bards: Jack MacGowran
Kitty, a peasant girl from a neighbouring estate: Eileen O'Donnell
Biddy, Caesar's housekeeper: Ethel O'Shea
Murty, a stable-hand of Caesar's: Harry Hutchinson
Caesar French, Norman-descended landlord of Kilmacreena: Brewster Mason

: Composer and Interpreter BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 2, in B flat
Artur Schnabel (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Issay Dobrowen on gramophone records


W. L. Burn
Professor of Modern History
King's College, Newcastle upon Tyne reviews E. M. Forster 's recently published ' domestic biography' of his great-aunt
The speaker finds its interest far wider than domestic' allows, since Marianne Thornton grew up in the centre of a great movement-Evangelicanism-in its prime, and ' the people she knew and revered were making history and-one might say-very good history too.'


Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Marianne Thornton


Lyra String Quartet


Gordon Wharton introduces unpublished verse by Kingsley Amis , G. J. Warnock
Bernard Bergonzi who read and discuss their own poems


Introduces: Gordon Wharton
Unknown: Kingsley Amis
Unknown: G. J. Warnock
Unknown: Bernard Bergonzi


Watson Forbes (viola)
Alan Richardson (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 17)


Viola: Watson Forbes
Piano: Alan Richardson

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