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Pierre Bernac (baritone) with Francis Poulenc (piano)
Second of a series of programmes


Piano: Francis Poulenc


A comedy by General Burgoyne
Adapted for radio by Helena Wood
Produced by Martyn C. Webster with Frank Partington , Eric Francia
Janet Morrison , Rowena Cooper
Music composed by James Bernard played by the Synfonia of London conducted by Jake Hollingsworth


Comedy By: General Burgoyne
Radio By: Helena Wood
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Frank Partington
Unknown: Eric Francia
Unknown: Janet Morrison
Unknown: Rowena Cooper
Composed By: James Bernard
Conducted By: Jake Hollingsworth
Blandish: Richard Hurndall
Miss Blandish, his sister: Jill Balcon
Clifford: Peter Coke
Lord Gayville: Derek Hart
Lady Emily, his sister: Ursula Howells
Sir Clement, his uncle: Ivan Samson
Alscrip: Hugh Manning
Miss Alscrip his daughter: Marjorie Westbury
Chignon, her personal attendant: Allan McClelland
Miss Alton: Denise Bryer
Rightly, a lawyer: James Thomason


First of two programmes devised and introduced by Denis Stevens
Members of the Deller Consort:
Eileen McLoughlin (soprano) Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Wilfred Brown (tenor) with John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
Patrick Ireland (viola) Kenneth Essex (viola) Charles Spinks (organ) followed by an interlude at 8.35


Introduced By: Denis Stevens
Soprano: Eileen McLoughlin
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Unknown: John Whitworth
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Viola: Charles Spinks


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Nicolai Malko
Part 1
(conducted by the composer)


Conducted By: Nicolai Malko


Second of two talks by H. N. Southern of the Bureau of Animal Population,
University of Oxford


Part 2
(Also broadcast yesterday)

: The Limits of Literary Criticism: The Drunkenness of Noah

First of three talks by Helen Gardner, Fellow of St. Hilda's College, Oxford.
For Victorian Broad Churchmen like Jowett and Dean Farrar, the new literary criticism of the Bible was primarily a means of brushing aside irrelevant accretions and establishing the plain meaning of the words. Today the critic's function is valued even more highly, but the scope of his activities has changed. He has become once again 'a solver of riddles,' intent on discovering the hidden or true meaning of his text.
(The recorded broadcast of October 2)
The Poetry of St. Mark: January 17


Speaker: Helen Gardner


Aeolian String Quartet Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)


Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson

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