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A report on the Soviet point of view as expressed recently in the Soviet press and broadcasts in the U.S.S.R.
Compiled by members of the BBC foreign news department


Piano Trio in E flat (D.929) played by the Reizenstein Trio: Maria Lidka (violin)
Christopher Bunting (cello) Franz Reizenstein (piano)


Violin: Maria Lidka
Cello: Christopher Bunting
Piano: Franz Reizenstein


A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts: exhibitions, new productions in the theatre, new films and books.
It is hoped to include a contribution on The Prince of the Pagodas, a new ballet by John Cranko , with music by Benjamin Britten , at Covent Garden.


Unknown: John Cranko
Music By: Benjamin Britten

: Hugh Burden reads ' DWARFS AND EGGS'

A dramatic poem by Elisabeth Ayrton
At the palace of the Conde de Olivares in the year 1627 his dwarf, known as Don Sebastian de Morra, writes, to comfort his own sad heart, this account of the death of his friend, the female dwarf known as Her Highness Maria el Paisano.


Unknown: Elisabeth Ayrton


Gwendolen Mason (harp)
Jack Brymer (basset-horn) Walter Lear (basset-horn) Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Second of two programmes


Harp: Gwendolen Mason
Basset-Horn: Jack Brymer
Basset-Horn: Walter Lear
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke


Talk by N. F. Dixon , Ph.D.
Assistant Lecturer in Psychology
University College, London
In recent years psychologists have been Studying the phenomenon of responses to stimuli so brief and so slight that they are not consciously perceived. Dr. Dixon describes the ways in which such stimuli nevertheless may have a marked effect on behaviour and belief, and the relevance of these effects to other psychological phenomena.


Talk By: N. F. Dixon , Ph.D.


The first of a group of Proust reconstructions by Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Date: 1941. The characters from Marcel Proust's A la Recherche du Temps Perdu are imagined to be still in their heyday. with Esm Percy , Oliver Burt. Barbara Trevor , Richard Hurndall ,
Joe Sterne , Malcolm Hayes , Bryan Powley , Raf de la Torre , and Gladys Spencer
Music by Arthur Oldham
This group of programmes, originally broadcast singly between 1948 and 1956, deals variously with characters from, and unexplored situations in, Proust's work. The programmes are to be broadcast at weekly intervals over the next six weeks. The Duchess at Sunset, a pure jeu d'esprit, will be followed by a serious study of the marriage of M. de Charlus, to which A la Recherche alludes only once. Later we shall examine the point of view of Albertine, the curious development of Saint-Loup, Swann's jealousy, and the fulfilment through art of those seemingly wasted lives of which the chief was the composer Vinteuil's.
' Madame de Charlus': January 10


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Esm Percy
Unknown: Oliver Burt.
Unknown: Barbara Trevor
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Joe Sterne
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Raf de la Torre
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Music By: Arthur Oldham
Marcel: Anthony Jacobs
Baron de Charlus: Austin Trevor
Duchesse de Guermantes: Lydia Sherwood
Mme Verdurin: Betty Hardy
M Verdurin: Richard Williams
Albertine: Olive Gregg
M de Norpois: Carleton Hobbs

: C. P. E. BACH

Flute Concerto in G played by Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Ensemble Orchestral de I'Oiseau-Lyre
Conducted by Louis de Froment on gramophone records


Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Conducted By: Louis de Froment


In six programmes Alan Lomax introduces folk music he has recorded on his travels
The Ballad Singers
Produced by Sasha Moorsom
America — Harmony and Hill-billy: January 9


Introduces: Alan Lomax
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom

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