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A study in misunderstanding by David Butler
Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford
In his recent book under this title, Henry Pelling described the varying attitudes of the British Left towards America over the past hundred years. Mr. Butler wonders how far these attitudes are in fact peculiar to the Left.


Unknown: David Butler


Cyril Chapman (clarinet)
Patrick Piggott (piano)
The Denis East String Quartet:
Denis East. Raymond Keenlyside
Paul Katz , James Christie


Clarinet: Cyril Chapman
Piano: Patrick Piggott
Unknown: Raymond Keenlyside
Unknown: Paul Katz
Unknown: James Christie


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.


Four socratic dialogues written by Nirad C. Chaudhuri
4 — ' The State of the Nation'
In this programme, the last in the series he wrote following his first visit to England in the spring of 1955, Mr. Chaudhuri discusses the English social scene as he found it and offers some general conclusions on his impressions of contemporary Britain.
The part of Nirad Chaudhuri is played by Hugh Griffith and his two sons by Basil Jones and Richard Bebb
Produced by Gerard Mansell


Played By: Hugh Griffith
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Richard Bebb
Produced By: Gerard Mansell


sung by Richard Lewis (tenor) with George Malcolm (piano)
Last of six programmes


Tenor: Richard Lewis
Piano: George Malcolm


A series of six talks
2-Some Master Plans of Molecular Biology
by W. T. Astbury , F.R.S.
Professor of Biomolecular Structure in the University of Leeds
Living tissues, widely diverse and complex, are built up by ' ringing the changes' on a few molecular units of comparatively simple pattern.


Unknown: W. T. Astbury , F.R.S.


The last of a group of six Proust reconstructions by Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced by Raynpr Heppenstall
Other Proust characters played by Denise Bryer. Oliver Burt
Cecile Chevreau , Ilona Ference
Olive Gregg , Malcolm Hayes
David King-Wood , Edgar Norfolk
Mary O'Farrell , Brvan Powley
Lydia Sherwood. Thea Wells
Richard Williams , Geoffrey Wincott
Music composed and piano music played by Michael Head with a septet led by Granville Jones


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Raynpr Heppenstall
Played By: Denise Bryer.
Played By: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Cecile Chevreau
Unknown: Ilona Ference
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: David King-Wood
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Brvan Powley
Unknown: Lydia Sherwood.
Unknown: Thea Wells
Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Played By: Michael Head
Unknown: Granville Jones
Germaine Vinteuil: Elaine MacNamara
Liliane: Mary Wimbusli
Mme Verdurin: Betty Hardy
Baron de Charlus: Max Adrian
Morel: Frank Duncaft
Marcel: Anthony Jacob!


Suite: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme played by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Ferdinand Leitner on gramophone records


Conducted By: Ferdinand Leitner

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