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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


String Quartet in D minor played by the New Music Quartet: Broadus Erie (violin)
Mathew Raimondi (violin)
Walter Trampler (viola)
Claus Adam (cello) on a gramophone record


Violin: Broadus Erie
Violin: Mathew Raimondi
Viola: Walter Trampler
Cello: Claus Adam


by F. J. Odgers
Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
The law concerning the care of animals needs clarification.


Unknown: F. J. Odgers


An account of the rehabilitation of Jeanne d'Arc
Written by Rene Hague
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
On July 7, 1456, the commission appointed by Pope Calixtus III to examine the trial of Jeanne d'Arc in 1431 pronounced the sentence of rehabilitation which annulled the earlier proceedings. The enquiry, which was based on the written records of 1431 and on the evidence of witnesses who had known Jeanne (including some who had taken part in her trial), was chiefly conducted by the Inquisitor of France, Jean Brehal.


Written By: Rene Hague
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Jean Brehal.
Jean Brehal, Inquisitor of France: Carleton Hobbs
Jeanne d'Arc: Denise Bryer
Jean Beaupere, Canon of Rouen: Robert Farquharson
Fr Jean Massieu: Harcourt Williams
Thomas de Courcelles: Norman Shelley
Due d'Alentjon: Leslie Perrins
Comte de Dunois: Ivan Samson
Fr Jean Toutmouille: Robert Beaumont
Guillaume Manchon: Cecil Bellamy
Nicholas de Houppeville: Lockwood West
Jean Waterin: Arthur Bush
Hauviette: Molly Rankin
Perrin: Middleton Woods
Jean de Metz: Richard Wordsworth
Seguin de Seguin: Gerik Schjelderup
Louis de Coutes Jeanne's page: Charles Hodgson
The Interrogator: Richard Hurndall


Eilidh McNab (soprano)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas


Soprano: Eilidh McNab
Leader: Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas


Colin Agnew of Thomas Agnew and Sons
Oliver Brown of the Leicester Galleries
Fred Mayor of the Mayor Gallery
Charles and Peter Gimpel of Gimpel Fils
Helen Lessore of the Beaux Arts Gallery
The conversations assembled and introduced by Colin Maclnnes
Art collecting as hobby and investment; the vocation and the trade of the art dealer; the end of demand for Victorian genre painting, the very late acceptance of Impressionism in England, the distaste for Cubism, and the support for ' abstract' and ' neo-realist ' art today; the role of the art dealer in changing taste: these are among the topics discussed by six well-known art dealers.


Unknown: Colin Agnew
Unknown: Thomas Agnew
Unknown: Oliver Brown
Unknown: Fred Mayor
Unknown: Peter Gimpel
Unknown: Gimpel Fils
Unknown: Helen Lessore
Introduced By: Colin MacLnnes


Raymond Cohen (violin)
Franz Reizenstein (piano)


Violin: Raymond Cohen
Piano: Franz Reizenstein


by Martin Cooper
A talk occasioned by Angus Heriot 's recent book The Castrati in Opera.


Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Angus Heriot


Partita No. 6, in E minor (S.830)
Toccata; Allemande; Courante;
Sarabande; Minuets 1 and 2: Gigue played by Arnold Goldsbrough (harpsichord)


Played By: Arnold Goldsbrough

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