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by Bertram Henson
Scepticism is good, is indeed necessary for the exercise of moral conscience. There is no typical Christian ethic and no substitute for the light of reason within us.


Unknown: Bertram Henson

: Cyril Cusack in ' THE SERAPHINA'

or Round the Heart in Any Year'
A morality by George Barker with music composed by Lennox Berkeley
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer
Musette accordion, Albert Delroy


Unknown: George Barker
Composed By: Lennox Berkeley
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Accordion: Albert Delroy
Peter Amadeus: Cyril Cusack
Josephus Amadeus: Allan McClelland
Jimmy Hill: Denis Quilley
Voice of the Figurehead of the Seraphina: Marjorie Westbury
The Woman of Mater Virginia: Diana Maddox
The Old Man of Adam's Island: Norman Shelley
The Head of Orpheus: Alfred Deller
Voice of a Child: Molly Lawson
First Castaway: Frank Duncan
Second Castaway: Norman Shelley


Douglas Whittaker (flute)
Janet Craxton (oboe)
Richard Newton (bassoon)
Douglas Moore (horn)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Part I
(Also broadcast on Friday)


Flute: Douglas Whittaker
Oboe: Janet Craxton
Bassoon: Richard Newton
Horn: Douglas Moore
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult


9-The Effect of the Engineer by Lord Hurcomb, G.C.B., K.B.E.
Vice-President of the International
Union for the Protection of Nature
Lord Hurcomb discusses the effect of civil engineering works, particularly the development of hydro-electricity, in altering the ecology of whole catchment areas.


3-Shelley by Ian Jack
Fellow of Brasenose College. Oxford
* By the time he had written The Cenci it is clear that Shelley was coming to distinguish between two categories of his work-the esoteric (written for an inner circle of initiates) and the exoteric (written for the general public).' Mr. Jack examines Shelley's success in finding the audience he sought for his poems.
Tennyson. by W. W. Robson : June 7


Unknown: Ian Jack
Unknown: W. W. Robson


Lyra String Quartet:
Granville Casey , John Crossan
John Linn , John Mclnulty
Last of six programmes


Unknown: Granville Casey
Unknown: John Crossan
Unknown: John Linn
Unknown: John McLnulty


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