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Talk by George Allen
Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford
In a talk last summer 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.'
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 16)


Talk By: George Allen
Unknown: Kenneth Galbraith


London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Harold Parfitt )
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard
Part 1


Unknown: Harold Parfitt
Conducted By: Lawrence Leonard


Read by James McKechnie and Kenneth Haigh
Introduced by Janet Adam Smith (The recorded broadcast of Oct. 14)


Read By: James McKechnie
Read By: Kenneth Haigh
Introduced By: Janet Adam Smith


A report
The first full and authentic report on life in Stalin's Poland appeared in the Polish Communist magazine Nowe Drogi in October.
Extracts from it have been prepared by the BBC's foreign news department.


Unknown: Nowe Drogi

: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies and Andrew Cruickshank in ' PORT-ROYAL '

by Henry de Montherlant
Translated from the French by Robert Speaight
Produced by Michael Bakewell
(Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)


Unknown: Henry de Montherlant
Unknown: Robert Speaight
Produced By: Michael Bakewell


String Quartet No. 4, Op. 32
Lebhaft; Sehr langsam; Kleiner Marsch; Passacaglia und Fugato played by the Koeckert String Quartet:
Rudolf Koeckert (violin)
Willi Buchner (violin)
Oskar Riedl (viola) Josef Merz (cello)
(Recording made available by courtesy of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich)
Quartet No. 5: December 18


Violin: Rudolf Koeckert
Violin: Willi Buchner
Viola: Oskar Riedl
Cello: Josef Merz


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