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String Quartet, Op. 32 played by the Aeolian String Quartet


A monthly series of talks
Ends or Means
A talk about adult education by L. J. Barnes
Director of Social Training in the University of Oxford
Mr. Barnes refers in his talk to Design for Democracy, the new edition of the 1919 Report on Adult Education.


Unknown: L. J. Barnes


Ruth Dyson (harpsichord)
Dixieme Ordre
La Triomphante:
Bruit de guerre, AlKgresse des Vainqueurs, Fanfare
La Mcsangerc; La Gabricle; La Nointele; La Fringante; L'Amazone; Les Bagatelles
Vingt-troisième Ordre
L'Audacieuse; Les Tricoteuses; L'Arlequine; Les Gondolcs de Delos; Les Satyres
Fourth of a series of programmes


Harpsichord: Ruth Dyson


A programme of insult and derision, with some milder items, recorded in the streets and playgrounds of Dublin, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.
Narrator, Duncan Mclntyre
Programme devised by Leslie Daiken with Edinburgh singing games collected by J. T. R. Ritchie
Production by David Thomson


Narrator: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Leslie Daiken
Unknown: J. T. R. Ritchie
Production By: David Thomson


Arda Mandikian (soprano) Monica Sinclair (contralto)
Alexander Young (tenor)
Marian Zigmunt (bass)
Charles Spinks (organ)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire )
Conducted by Douglas Robinson
Part 1


Soprano: Arda Mandikian
Contralto: Monica Sinclair
Tenor: Alexander Young
Bass: Marian Zigmunt
Bass: Charles Spinks
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson


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.
This programme includes a talk by David Sylvester on two current London exhibitions : ' The Exploration of Paint' at Tooth's Gallery, and ' Statements: a review of British Abstract Art in 1956' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts


Talk By: David Sylvester


To sea with Captain Simon Hatley , touching at Robinson Crusoe's island, and back with the Ancient Mariner.
Written by Francis Watson with Howard Marion-Crawford , Ernest Jay Desmond Llewelyn , Geoffrey Wincott
Peter Vaughan. John Cazabon Richard George. Victor Plati
Patrick Westwood , Betty Hardy
Produced by Maurice Brown


Unknown: Captain Simon Hatley
Written By: Francis Watson
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Desmond Llewelyn
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Peter Vaughan.
Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: Richard George.
Unknown: Victor Plati
Unknown: Patrick Westwood
Produced By: Maurice Brown

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