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A discussion by the Epiphany Philosophers
The Epiphany Philosophers are a group of philosophers and psychologists who are also members of the Church of England. The traditional story for the Feast of the Epiphany, namely that of the Wise Men from the East being led by a star to Bethlehem, provides a close parable of the approach to religion made by philosophers and scientists of this kind. This approach is undertaken not through accepting the established ways of traditional thought and worship but by trusting to an intuition that there is something to be investigated and by following the methods of thinking which science and philosophy supply.


Stanislav Heller (harpsichord)
BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate


Harpsichord: Stanislav Heller
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate


A story of literary censorship by Robert Baldick
Flaubert's novel first appeared in serial form in the Revue de Paris between October and December 1856. On January 31, 1857, his trial began for offences against public and religious morality.


Unknown: Robert Baldick
Narrator: Robert Baldick
Flaubert: Anthony Jacobs
Maxime du Camp: Denis McCarthy
Ernest Pinard, Imperial Advocate: John Glyn-Jones
Jules Senard, Defence Counsel: Russell Napier


Theme and Variations
(The Four Temperaments) played by Hans Otte (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer on a gramophone record


Piano: Hans Otte


reviewed by Noble Frankland
Deputy Director of Studies at the Royal Institute of International Affairs
Mr. Frankland talks about the relationship of the Prime Minister and the Chiefs of Staff in the strategic direction of the war in connection with Sir Arthur Bryant's recent book in which extracts from the Diary kept by Field-Marshal Lord Alanbrooke between 1939 and 1943 have been published.


Reviewed By: Noble Frankland

: Jack Hawkins and Googie Withers in 'THE FATHER'

by August Strindberg
Adapted for broadcasting by Max Faber from his English version Produced by John Gibson


Unknown: August Strindberg
Broadcasting By: Max Faber
Produced By: John Gibson


Quartet in C minor, Op. 15 played by the Robert Masters Piano Quartet:
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
Kinloch Anderson (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 10)


Piano: Robert Masters
Violin: Robert Masters
Viola: Nannie Jamieson
Cello: Muriel Taylor
Piano: Kinloch Anderson

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