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: Art and Contemplation

A talk on Schopenhauer's theory of artistic perception by Patrick Gardiner, Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford.
(The recorded broadcast of October 8)


Speaker: Patrick Gardiner


Amici String Quartet:
Lionel Bentley (violin)
Marta Eitler (violin)
Harold Harriott (viola)
Joy Hall (cello)


Violin: Lionel Bentley
Violin: Marta Eitler
Viola: Harold Harriott
Cello: Joy Hall

: The Privy Council as a Second Chamber

T.E. Utley cross-questions Anthony Wedgwood Benn, M.P. on his recently published proposal that 'the Privy Council fulfils all the conditions required of the second chamber' and should be so constituted, to replace the House of Lords.


Presenter: T.E. Utley
Interviewee: Anthony Wedgwood Benn, M.P.

: Piers Plowman: 2: The Search for St. Truth

by William Langland
A series of six readings
Devised by Elizabeth Zeeman
Read by Gary Watson in a slightly modified version of the original.
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)

Followed by an interlude at 8.30


Author: William Langland
Devised by: Elizabeth Zeeman
Reader: Gary Watson

: Lassus

BBC Midland Chorus
Conducted by Meredith Davies

Ave regina coelorum
Lamentatio primar tertii dei (Lamentations of Jeremiah)
Cantiones duarum vocum: No 1, Beat us vir; No. 11, Fulgebunt justi
Magnificat septimi tont Adoramus te
Hodie apparuit
Lagrime di San Pietro: No. 10, Come falda; No. 17, Ah quanti gia felici; No. 21. Vide homo
Last of three programmes of music by Lassus


Singers: BBC Midland Chorus
Conductor: Meredith Davies

: Le Misanthrope

by Moliere
A broadcast performance in French of the Jean-Louis Barrault production.
Produced for radio by J. Weltman


Author: Moliere
Producer: J. Weltman
Philinte: Jean Desailly
Alceste: Jean-Louis Barrault
Oronte: Pierre Bertin
Celimene: Madeleine Renaud
Basque: Jacques Galland
Eliante: Simone Valere
Clitandre: Jean Pommier
Acaste: Jean-Pierre Granval
Guard: Gerard Dournel
Arsinoe: Natalie Nerval
Du Bois: Jean Juillard

: Recital

Bronwen Jones (piano)


Pianist: Bronwen Jones

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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