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Suite No. 2:
Bacchus and Ariadne played by the Lamoureux Orchestra
Conducted by Jean Martinon on a gramophone record


Conducted By: Jean Martinon


A discussion on some of the novels published in recent months
Justine by Lawrence Durrell
Those Who Wait by Christine Arnothy
Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
The Comforters by Muriel Spark
There is a Happy Land by Keith Waterhouse
Room at the Top by John Braine
Speakers: Frank Kermode
Christopher Salmon
Angus Wilson
(The recorded broadcast of May 4)


Unknown: Lawrence Durrell
Unknown: Christine Arnothy
Unknown: Saul Bellow
Unknown: Keith Waterhouse
Unknown: John Braine
Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Christopher Salmon
Unknown: Angus Wilson


The Court Ensemble:
Heather Harper (soprano)
Harold Clarke (flute)
Joy Hall (cello)
Peter Geilhorn (harpsichord)
A second programme of music by Handel and Telemann: May 16


Soprano: Heather Harper
Flute: Harold Clarke
Cello: Joy Hall
Harpsichord: Peter Geilhorn


I-Language and It-Language by D. M. MacKay Lecturer in Physics in the University of London
Brain and Will are not two activities but two aspects of one activity which needs two languages to describe it, and is greater than either language or both together can represent.
Second of two talks


Unknown: D. M. MacKay


Pietro Scarpini (piano) followed by an interlude at 8.55


Piano: Pietro Scarpini


by Sean O'Casey


Unknown: Sean O'Casey


String Quintet in F played by the Element Quartet:
Ernest Element ,Kenneth Page
Dorothy Hemming , Oliver Brookes with Frank Venton (viola)


Unknown: Ernest Element
Unknown: Kenneth Page
Unknown: Dorothy Hemming
Unknown: Oliver Brookes
Viola: Frank Venton

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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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