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: Orchestral Concert

BBC Northern Orchestra


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: Education: Secondary Modern

by Edward Blishen
A monthly series of talks on current problems and thought in the educational world.

"I sometimes wonder if the size and quality of the task the secondary modem school has set itself is generally understood." Mr. Blishen speaks as one who has been teaching in secondary modern schools for the past seven years.


Speaker: Edward Blishen

: Francois Couperin

Stanislav Heller (harpsichord)
Vingt-Cinquieme Ordre
La Visionnaire; La Mysterieuse; La MonBambert; La Muse victorieuse; Les Ombres errantes
Vingt-Quatrieme Ordre
Les vieux Seigneurs; Les jeunes Seigneurs; Les Dards homicides; Les Guirlandes; Les Brimborions; La divine Babiche; La belle Javotte; L'Amphibie
Eighth of a series of programmes of keyboard music by Couperin


Harpsichord: Stanislav Heller

: The Cultured Romans

by Robert Graves
In Robert Graves's view the 'Roman contribution to civilisation' should not be taken too seriously. Those parts of it which were not of Greek were, he believes, of Etruscan origin.


Speaker: Robert Graves

: Stephen Dedalus: Part 2

Adapted by Donald Jonson and Clifford Williams from James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Stephen Hero"


Author ("A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"/"Stephen Hero"): James Joyce
Adapted by: Donald Jonson
Adapted by: Clifford Williams
Singer: Edmund Donlevy
Singer: Denis Quilley
Accompanist: Cicely Hoye
Orchestral music composed and conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Orchestral music played by: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Production: David Thomson
Narrator/Stephen Dedalus: Cyril Cusack
Simon, his father: Michael Golden
Mary, his mother: Pegg Monahan
Emma Clery: Doreen Keogh
Father Butt: Oliver Burt
The Rev Dr Dillon: Harry Hutchinson
Lynch: Jack MacGowran
Cranly: Desmond Jordan
Madden: Thomas Studley
Hughes: Allan McClelland
Magee: Brendan Caldwell
McCann: Donal Donnelly
Temple: Norman Rodway
[Actor]: Seamus Kavanagh
[Actor]: Robert Mooney
[Actor]: Edward Mulhare
[Actor]: P.G. Stevens
[Actor]: Sally Travers
[Actor]: Sheila Ward

: Chamber Music

London String Quartet: Granville Jones (violin), Carl Pini (violin), Keith Cummings (viola). Douglas Cameron (cello)


Violinist: Granville Jones
Violinist: Carl Pini
Viola player: Keith Cummings
Cellist: Douglas Cameron

: The Language of the Chaffinch

Illustrated talk by Peter Marler of the University of Cambridge

Using a large number of recordings made during the course of his researches, the speaker analyses the language of the chaffinch and considers its function for the maintenance of the species.


Speaker: Peter Marler

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