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Gre Brouwenstyn (soprano)
Bernhard Sonnerstedt (baritone)
BBC Chorus
BBC Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Charles Groves
Part 1


Baritone: Bernhard Sonnerstedt
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Charles Groves


Contemporary Architecture and the Church by the Rev. Peter Hammond
The speaker believes that, in spite of growing interest in good contemporary design for church architecture and decoration, this country lags lamentably behind other European countries and America. He suggests the reasons and compares, in particular, French achievement with our own.


Unknown: Rev. Peter Hammond


In this programme the Labour Party's proposals (published today) for a new pensions policy are reviewed by Alan T. Peacock
Professor of Economic Science,
University of Edinburgh
Professor Peacock then takes the chair in a discussion about the principles and practicability of these proposals between
Sir Keith Joseph, M.P. and R. H. S. Crossman, M.P.


Reviewed By: Alan T. Peacock
Unknown: Sir Keith Joseph, M.P.
Unknown: R. H. S. Crossman, M.P.


Le Tombeau de Couperin played by Robert Wallenborn (piano) on a gramophone record


Piano: Robert Wallenborn


Savonarola and Machiavelli by Maurice Cranston
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Whether Savonarola and Machiavelli met and talked in the last months of the friar's life is a matter of conjecture; but such an interview might have taken place in 1498 in the prison cell where Savonarola, having offended the Pope and forfeited his political power to his enemies, was awaiting execution.


Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Production By: Whether Savonarola
Fra Girolamo Savonarola: Carleton Hobbs
Nicolo Machiavelli: Hugh Burden


Loveridge-Martin-Hooton Trio:
David Martin (violin)
Florence Hooton (cello) Iris Loveridge (piano)


Violin: David Martin
Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Iris Loveridge


by Arthur Ransome , C.B.E.
Dorothy Wordsworth in her Journal tells of setting trimmers for pike and how William ' has had several bites but his lines would not stand the pulling.' Dr. Ransome's theme is those diaries in which fishermen have noted their good fortune or bad, in which they talk to themselves, teach themselves to fish, and preserve their happiest hours in a clearer aspic than memory.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 26)


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Dorothy Wordsworth

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