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Sonata in B fiat (K.333) played by Solomon (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 2)


Piano: Solomon


A group of programmes about their impact on the ancient world
1—The Discovery of the Indo-Europeans by L. R. Palmer
Professor of Comparative Philology in the University of Oxford
(The recorded broadcast of March 31) The Hittites-the first mixed civilisation, by R. A. Crossland : June 14


Unknown: L. R. Palmer
Unknown: R. A. Crossland


Trio-Sonata in C minor Chorale Preludes:
An Wasserfliissen Babylon (S.653B) Valet will ich dir geben (S.736)
Prelude and Fugue in A minor (S.543) played by Ernest Maynard (organ)
From Bath Abbey
Fifth of six programmes of organ music by Bach George Thalben-Ball from the Temple Church, London: June 27


Played By: Ernest Maynard
Music By: Bach George Thalben-Ball


A recollection of Charlotte Street in the 1930s by Robert Pocock
Produced by Francis Dillon
Until the blitz Charlotte Street was well known as the centre of a community of Bloomsbury artists and writers, most of them young and with their way to make. Robert Pocock presents life in Charlotte Street as he knew it in pre-war years.


Unknown: Robert Pocock
Produced By: Francis Dillon
Unknown: Robert Pocock


Symphony No. 3 (1911)
(Sinfonia espansiva)
Orchestra of Statsradiofonien, Denmark Ruth Guldbaek (soprano)
Erik Sjoberg (baritone)
Conducted by John Frandsen on gramophone records
Symphony No. 4 (1916): June 14


Soprano: Denmark Ruth Guldbaek
Baritone: Erik Sjoberg
Conducted By: John Frandsen


by R. Bhaskaran
Professor of Politics and Public Administration,
University of Madras
' Elections by themselves do not make democracy, yet they are the expression and guarantee of democracy and in them you can read the lineaments and foresee the future of the society that supports them.' Speaking in the wake of India's second general election, Professor Bhaskaran comments on the recently published study Parliament in India by W. H. Morris-Jones .


Unknown: R. Bhaskaran
Unknown: W. H. Morris-Jones


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
8-Interludes: The More Group
' Calisto and Melibaea ' by John Rastell
(printed c. 1530)
' John John the Husband, Tyb the Wife, and Sir John the Priest' by John Heywood
(between 1521 and 1531) (Continued in next column)
'The Play of the Weather' by John Heywood
(between 1521 and 1531) Music composed by John Hotchkis with the Goldsbrough Orchestra conducted by the composer
(The recorded broadcast of May 12)
Late Moralities-The Follies of Youth and Protestant Polemics: June 9
Full details of the thirteen programmes in the series are contained in The First Stage, 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]


Introduced By: John Barton
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: John Rastell
Unknown: John Heywood
Unknown: John Heywood
Composed By: John Hotchkis
Unknown: John Barton
Melibaea, a young gentlewoman: June Tobin
Calisto, a young gentleman: Peter Howell
Celestina, a bawd: Vivienne Chatterton
Parmeno, Calisto's lad: Allan McClelland
Danio, father to Melibaea: Carleton Hobbs
John John, the husband: John Laurie
Tyb, his wife: Molly Rankin
Sir John, the priest: Francis de Wolff
Jupiter, a god: Deryck Guyler
Mery-Reporte the Vice: Allan McClelland
The Gentleman: Peter Howell
The Merchant: Francis de Wolff
The Ranger: Manning Wilson
The Water-Miller: Carleton Hobbs
The Wind-Miller: John Laurie
The Gentlewoman: Rachel Keen
The Laundress: Vivienne Chatterton
A Boy (' the least that can play ): J. Horn


Ilse Wolf (soprano)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 26)


Soprano: Ilse Wolf
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

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