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Gwendolen Mason (harp)
Joan Taylor (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)


Harp: Gwendolen Mason
Soprano: Joan Taylor
Piano: Frederick Stone


5-Forest Ecology by J. D. Ovington, Ph.D. of the Merlewood Research Station
Forest ecologists faced with reconciling the demand for more timber with the conservation of natural resources must consider the complex relationships between woodland plants and animals and environmental factors. Woodlands serve not only as producers of timber but also play a fundamental part in the whole human environment by providing water, shelter, and protection for wild life.
(The recorded broadcast of May 4)
Next talk: Saturday at 9.20


Unknown: J. D. Ovington, Ph.D.


Edith Vogel (piano)
BBC Scottish Orchestra (Leader. J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Colin Davis lain Hamilton's Symphony No. I was written during the winter of 1948-9 when he was still a student; it is dedicated to Sir Ralph Richardson. There are three movements : Lento — Allegro moderato, Lento notturno, and Allegro vivace--Gravc.


Piano: Edith Vogel
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson.


by E. F. Schumacher
Mr. Schumacher believes that the troubles of the Western world are largely the result of our inability to appreciate the limitations of liberal rationalism. As an example of this inability he cites Charles Frankel 's recent book The Case for Modern Man.


Unknown: E. F. SchumacHer
Unknown: Charles Frankel


Sonata No. 1, in E minor, Op. 38 played by Pierre Fournier (cello)
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) on a gramophone record followed by an interlude at 8.45


Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Wilhelm Backhaus


A chronicle of the development of English drama from its beginnings to the 1580s
Arranged for broadcasting and introduced by John Barton
Edited and produced by Raymond Raikes
Full details of the thirteen programmes in the series are contained in The First Slate, a handbook by John Barton which may be obtained through newsagents and booksellers or post free by crossed postal order for 2s. 6d. from [address removed]
7 — Moral Interludes: Secular Entertainment
' Fulgens and Lucrece ' by Henry Medwall (c. 1497)
Extract from ' Mundus et Infans
(before 1522)
Extract from ' Hickscorner '
(before 1512)
(Continued in next column)
The first part of ' Magnyfycence ' by John Skelton (c. 1516)
Music composed by John Hotchkis with the Goldsbrough Orchestra conducted by the composer
(The recorded broadcast of April 16) Interludes — The More Group: May 12


Introduced By: John Barton
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Henry Medwall
Unknown: John Skelton
Composed By: John Hotchkis
A a youth, afterwards servant to Gaius: Geoffrey Matthews
B a youth, afterwards servant to Publius: Allan McClelland
Fulgens, a Roman senator: Carleton Hobbs
Publius Cornelius, a patrician: Denis Goacher
Lucrece, daughter to Fulgens: Annette Kelly
Joan, handmaid to Lucrece: Denise Bryer
Gains Flaminius, a plebeian: David Peel
Manhood: Norman Shelley
Conscience: Carleton Hobbs
Freewill: Norman Shelley
Perseverance: Carleton Hobbs
Contemplation: Trevor Martin
Imagination: John Graham
Courtiers: Liberty: David Peel
Courtiers:Felicity: John Graham
Measure, the King's chief counsellor: Brewster Mason
Magnyfycence, the King: James McKechnie
Fancy, alias Largess: Geoffrey Matthews
Counterfeit Countenance alias Good Demeanance: Norman Shelley
Cloaked Collusion, alias Sober Sadness: Carleton Hobbs
Jenkin Jolly, alias Lusty Pleasure: Denis Goacher
Folly, a jester, brother to Fancy: Allan McClelland
Adversity: Trevor Martin


String Sextet in F played by the Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys , Trevor Williams
Watson Forbes , Derek Simpson with Stephen Shingles (viola)
John Moore (cello)
The last of six programmes


Unknown: Sydney Humphreys
Unknown: Trevor Williams
Unknown: Watson Forbes
Unknown: Derek Simpson
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: John Moore


remembered by his daughter
Maitland, the great legal historian, died in 1906 when his daughter was a girl. She describes her recollections as a child's-eye view.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 21)

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