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: Some Doubts About the Free Trade Area

by R.F. Kahn, Professor of Economics in the University of Cambridge
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 23)


Speaker: Professor R.F. Kahn

: Music of the Middle Ages

A programme of ceremonial and occasional music


Devised by: Denis Stevens
Introduced By: Jeremy Noble
Counter-tenor: Alfred Deller
Counter-tenor: John Whitworth
Tenor: Gerald English
Tenor: Edgar Fleet
Trumpet: Philip Jones
Trumpet: Roy Copestake
Trombone: Evan Watkin
Cor Anglais: Leonard Brain
Bassoon: Cecil James
Bassoon: Joseph Castaldini
Organ: Charles Spinks
Choir: The Ambrosian Singers
Conductor: Denis Stevens

: Caprice

by Ronald Firbank
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Douglas Cleverdon

Caprice was published during the first world war; but the world it reflects is that of the late Edwardian era, seen through the distorting mirror of Ronald Firbank's fantastic imagination. As a novelist, Firbank created a style of writing that remains unique. 'Just as in the autumn,' wrote Sir Osbert Sitwell, 'the silver cobwebs lightly cover the trees with a fine mist of impalpable beauty, so a similar highly stylised but intangible loveliness hung over every page, while wit ran in, round, and underneath each word.'


Author: Ronald Firbank
Adapted for broadcasting by/Producer: Douglas Cleverdon
Narrator: Robert Eddison
Sarah Sinquier: Janette Richer
Canon Sinquier: Richard Goolden
Mrs Sinquier: Susan Richmond
Mrs Sixsmith: Lydia Sherwood
Harold Weathercock: Frank Duncan
Ernest Stubbs: Auan McClelland
Sir Oliver Dawtry: Norman Shelley
Mrs Mary: Mary O'Farrell
May Mant: Penny Morrell
Mr Smee: Norman Shelley
Mrs Smee: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Valer: Susan Richmond

: Orchestral Concert: Part 1

William Pleeth (cello)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate ) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader. Steven Staryk )
Conducted by Berthold Goldschmidt
(Also broadcast on Sunday)


Cellist: William Pleeth
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: Steven Staryk
Conductor: Berthold Goldschmidt

: The Control of Military Power: 2: Control or Consent

by Norman Gibbs, Chichele Professor of History of War at All Souls College, Oxford

Four talks on the problems of civil-military relationships as they have developed in the major states of the world: based on papers read last autumn at the Universities of Oxford and London.

A talk on the more recent history of the Ministry of Defence and its future problems.


Speaker: Norman Gibbs

: The Modern Voice Training Controversy: 2: Cause and Effect

Two talks by Franklyn Kelsey
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 19)


Speaker: Franklyn Kelsey

: Schubert

Sonata in D (D.850)


Pianist: Clifford Curzon

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