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Readings from recent volumes of verse
Introduced by Roy Fuller
In this programme Mr. Fuller talks about Poems 1943-1956 by Richard Wilbur , The Sinai Sort by Norman MacCaig , Devil, Maggot and Son by Christopher Logue , The Descent into the Cave by James Kirkup , and The Sense of Movement by Thorn Gunn.
Readers: Duncan Mclntyre Patrick Garland , Derek Hart
Christopher Logue reads his own poems


Introduced By: Roy Fuller
Unknown: Richard Wilbur
Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Unknown: Christopher Logue
Unknown: James Kirkup
Readers: Thorn Gunn.
Readers: Duncan McLntyre
Readers: Patrick Garland
Readers: Derek Hart
Unknown: Christopher Logue


played by Renata and Graciano Tarrago


Played By: Renata
Played By: Graciano Tarrago


by Frank Eyck Research Fellow,
St. Antony's College, Oxford rhe Bedchamber Crisis of I839-when the Queen, by refusing to dismiss members of her household with Whig affiliations, effectively prevented the formation of a Tory administration-is notorious. Much less is known of the way in which Prince Albert was instrumental in effecting the smooth transfer of power from Melbourne to Peel two years later.
In this programme Frank Eyck , who has been studying the Prince Consort's papers in the Royal Archives at Windsor, argues that it was Albert who first established the idea of the impartiality of the Crown in British politics, thus meeting Peel's claim that ' the political and private character of the Queen' should not be separated.


Unknown: Frank Eyck


Being a record of a first sight of Greece: by Dorothy Baker
Narrator, Julia Lang with Valentine Dyall , John Gabriel , Alaric Cotter , Martin Starkie , James Perman , James Douglas , Joan Hart , Bryan Powley , Betty Hardy , John Stockbridge , John Sharp , Hamilton Dyce, Pamela Alan , Edgar Norfolk , Robert Rietty , Alec Finter , Warren Hearnden , Anthony Jacobs , Lewis Stringer , Eric Lugg , Gawn Grainger , David Peel , Julian Herington , Ann Totten , Neville Hartley , and Miriam Lehmann.
Production by Christopher Sykes


Narrator: Dorothy Baker
Narrator: Julia Lang
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Alaric Cotter
Unknown: Martin Starkie
Unknown: James Perman
Unknown: James Douglas
Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: John Stockbridge
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: Pamela Alan
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Alec Finter
Unknown: Warren Hearnden
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Eric Lugg
Unknown: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: David Peel
Unknown: Julian Herington
Unknown: Ann Totten
Unknown: Neville Hartley
Unknown: Miriam Lehmann.
Production By: Christopher Sykes


The Robert Masters String Trio:
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)


Violin: Robert Masters
Viola: Nannie Jamieson
Cello: Muriel Taylor


Professor John Butt speaks about the recent edition of Pope's Letters, edited by George Sherburn


Unknown: Professor John Butt


Excerpts from
Offenbach's operetta on gramophone records
Introduced by Philip Hope-Wallace
Baron de Gondremarck. Michel Roux
Raymond Saint-Paul Chorus
Lamoureux Orchestra


Introduced By: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Baron de Gondremarck.
Unknown: Michel Roux
Unknown: Raymond Saint-Paul
Conducted By: Jules Gressier
Gabrielle: Nadine Renaux
Baroness de Gondremarck: Lina Dachary
Pauline: Liliane Berton
Gardefeu: Michel Amel
Bobinet: Willy Clement
The Brazilian V: Willy Clement
Frick: Willy Clement


A Russian folk tale told in English by Arthur Ransome


Unknown: Arthur Ransome


Piano Sonata played by Shulamith Shafir


Played By: Shulamith Shafir

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