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Modern Classical Music from India and Pakistan
Manik Varna (singer) Shanta Prasad (tabla)
Vilayat Khan (sitar)
Tabla solos
Raga Shyam Kalyan Ragamala
Second of three programmes devised and presented by William Coates


Singer: Manik Varna
Singer: Shanta Prasad
Unknown: Vilayat Khan
Unknown: Raga Shyam Kalyan
Presented By: William Coates

: Norman Wooland and Anthony Jacobs in 'THE WOOD DEMON'

Scenes from country life by Anton Chekhov
Translated by David Tutaev
Music by John Hotchkis
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Introductions to the four acts spoken by Peter Wyngarde
Incidental music played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra
(leader, Emanuel Hurwitz ) conducted by the composer


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: David Tutaev
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Spoken By: Peter Wyngarde
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Alexander Serebryakov, a retired Professor: Cyril Shaps
Helena, his second wife: Olive Gregg
Sonia, his daughter by his first wife: Adrienne Corri
Maria Voynitsky, mother of the professor's first wife: Kathleen Helme
Georges, her son: Anthony Jacobs
Dr Michael Kruschov (The Wood Demon): Norman Wooland
Hya Dyadin (Waffles), an impoverished landowner.: John Glyn-Jones
Leonid Zheltukhin a rich young landowner: Denis Goacher
Julie, his sister: Janette Richer
Orlovsky godfather Ivan a neighbouring landowner: Haydn Jones
Theodore, his son: David Peel


Aldo Ferraresi (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1


Violin: Aldo Ferraresi
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Talk by Keith Kyle
Mr. Kyle, Washington correspondent of The Economist, describes how American constitutional practice illuminates English constitutional history, and vice versa. To find the symbols of the continuity of British institutional development Americans come to Britain; but Mr. Kyle believes that to look for the reality we in this country need to go to America.


Talk By: Keith Kyle


Translated and introduced in five programmes by Nora Wydenbruck
Read by Marius Goring
8-Fifth and Sixth Elegies


Unknown: Nora Wydenbruck
Read By: Marius Goring


Rubbra-Gruenberg-Pleeth Trio
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
William Pleeth (cello)
Edmund Rubbra (piano)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Edmund Rubbra


Three talks by Helen Gardner
Fellow of St. Hilda's College, Oxford
3-The Historical Sense


Unknown: Helen Gardner

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