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by M. W. Richey
Secretary of the Institute of Navigation
Mr. Richey takes the book of this title by Professor E. G. R. Taylor as the basis of a review of the development of navigation to the time of Captain Cook.


Unknown: M. W. Richey
Unknown: Professor E. G. R. Taylor

: Frank Pettingell in THE 'PEACE'

of Aristophanes
Newly translated by Patric Dickinson
Music by Christopher Whelen
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Characters in order of speaking: and (Continued in next column)
Armament manufacturers, etc.
The Ambrosian Singers and a section of the New Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer


Translated By: Patric Dickinson
Production By: Raymond Raikes
First servant: Allan McClelland
Second servant: Aubrey Richards
Trygaeus (' Mr Grapier '): Frank Pettingell
His two daughters :: Annette Kelly
His two daughters :: Janette Richer
Hermes: Hugh Manning
War: Howard Marion-Crawford
Tumult his boy: David Spenser
Chorus of Farmers:: Douglas Muir,
Chorus of Farmers:: William Eedle,
Chorus of Farmers:: John Graham,
Chorus of Farmers:: Brewster Mason,
Chorus of Farmers:: Haydn Jones,
Chorus of Farmers:: Frank Windsor
Aristophanes: Russell Napier
Hierocles, oracle monger: Ernest Milton


Comic opera in two acts
Libretto by Cesare Sterbint
Music by Rossini sung in Italian: on records
Milan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
The action takes place in Seville
Act 1: Scene 1: Outside Dr. Bartolo's house
Scene 2: A room in the house


Unknown: Cesare Sterbint
Conducted By: Tullio Serafin


by H. W. R. Wade
Fellow of Trinity College. Cambridge
An account of the five-year constitutional struggle which arose out of the South African Government's racial policy and attempts to by-pass the entrenched clauses of the constitution.


Unknown: H. W. R. Wade


Dr. Bartolo's library
La Cenerentola 1: June 9


by Raymond Russell
Mr. Russell discusses the decline of the harpsichord in the nineteenth century, attributes its recent revival to the pioneering of Erard, Pleyel, and Arnold Dolmetsch , and compares modern methods of manufacture with those of Bach's day.


Unknown: Raymond Russell
Unknown: Arnold Dolmetsch


Frederick Grinke (violin)
Eric Harrison (piano)
Finzi composed this Elegy during the war. Later he had intended to use it as the slow movement of a sonata for violin and piano, on which he had begun work shortly before his death last year.


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Eric Harrison

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