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: The Chemical Basis Of Life: 2: Some Master Plans of Molecular Biology

by W.T. Astbury, F.R.S., Professor of Biomolecular Structure in the University of Leeds
A series of six talks

Living tissues, widely diverse and complex, are built up by 'ringing the changes' on a few molecular units of comparatively simple pattern.


Speaker: W.T. Astbury F.R.S.

: Francois Couperin

Thurston Dart (harpsichord)

Onzieme Ordre
La Castelane; L'Etincelante; Les Graces naturelles; La Zenobie
Les Fastes de la grande et ancienne Menestrandise
Les Notables et Jures; Les Vielleux et les Gueux; Les Jongleurs, Sauteurs, et Saltimbanques; Les Invalides; Desordre et deroute de toute la troupe

Treizieme Ordre
Les Lys naissants; Les Roseaux; L'Engageante
Les Folies francaises
La Virginite; L'Ardeur; La Fidelite; La Perseverance; La Coquetterie; Les Vieux galants et les Tresorieres surannees; Les Coucous benevoles; La Jalousie taciturne; La Frenesie

L'Ame en peine

Seventh of a series of programmes of keyboard music by Couperin


Composer: Francois Couperin
Harpsichordist: Thurston Dart

: Sons Of Pride

The Deadly Sins of Sloth, Envy, and Anger
Written by H.A.L. Craig
[Starring] Hugh Burden


Writer: H.A.L. Craig
Singer: Edmund Donlevy
Producer: David Thomson
Moore: Wilfrid Brambell
Mrs Moore: Doreen Keogh
Emmet: Leonard Sachs
Orgel (Pride): Hugh Burden
The Sons - Placide (Anger): Trader Faulkner
The Sons - Evelyn (Envy): Martin Starkie
The Sons - Benjamin (Sloth): Ian Lubbock
Characters in Evelyn's play - Brother Benjy: Ian Lubbock
Characters in Evelyn's play - Father Abbot: Bryan Powley
Characters in Evelyn's play - Ghost: Denis Goacher

: Orchestral Concert: Part 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Harold Parfitt)
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen


Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Harold Parfitt
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen

: The State in India's Expanding Economy

Talk by Andrew Shonfield
During a recent visit to India Andrew Shonfield was impressed by the position occupied by the State in the Indian economy, and by the harmonious relationship existing between it and private enterprise. In this talk he examines the causes that have contributed to this situation and the implications for the future.


Speaker: Andrew Shonfield

: Orchestral Concert: Part 2

From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Ernest Bradbury writes on page 4

: The Overland Route To India: 1: Music beyond the Bosphorus

Seven illustrated talks by Deben Bhattacharya

In 1955 the speaker travelled from London to Calcutta recording folk and traditional music as he went.
(Syrian Music and Dervish Dances: Friday at 10.10)


Speaker: Deben Battacharya

: Five Great Odes: 1: The Muses

by Paul Claudel
Translated from 'Cinq Grandes Odes' and Introduced by Geoffrey Brereton

('The Spirit and the Water': Saturday at 10.0)


Poet: Paul Claudel
Presenter/Translated by: Geoffrey Brereton
Reader: Valentine Dyall

: Early Spanish Music

Margaret Hodsdon (virginals)
Frederick Fuller (baritone)
Julian Bream (guitar)


Virginals: Margaret Hodsdon
Baritone: Frederick Fuller
Guitar: Julian Bream

: Unfinished Novel

by William Plomer
Mr. Plomer attributes the failure of his unfinished Memoirs of an Emigrant to his being himself a displaced person without fixed roots in one society.
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 29)


Speaker: William Plomer

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