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A series of seven programmes
1-What is the function of Political Philosophy?
A discussion between
T. D. Weldon
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford and Stuart Hampshire
Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford


Unknown: T. D. Weldon


The Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin)
Kenneth Page (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Oliver Brookes (cello) with Frank Venton (viola)


Violin: Ernest Element
Violin: Kenneth Page
Viola: Dorothy Hemming
Cello: Oliver Brookes
Viola: Frank Venton


A report on the Soviet point of view as expressed recently in the Soviet press and broadcasts in the U.S.S.R.
Compiled by members of the BBC foreign news department

: Malcolm Hayes with John Sharp, Ion Lubbock and Anthony Shaw in 'JULY THE FOURTEENTH'

by Romain Rolland
Translated by John Holmstrom
Adapted and produced by R. D. Smith
SCENE: Paris, 1789: The garden of the Palais Royale-a street—the Bastille
Main characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
Leaders of the crowd:
David Garth , Geoffrey Matthews
Anthony Sagar , Brian Wilde with Robert Chetwyn. Leigh Crutchley
John Dearth , Geoffrey Lumsden
Norma Shebbeare , Norman Wynne and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Drummer, James Blades


Unknown: Romain Rolland
Translated By: John Holmstrom
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Unknown: David Garth
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Anthony Sagar
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Robert Chetwyn.
Unknown: Leigh Crutchley
Unknown: John Dearth
Unknown: Geoffrey Lumsden
Unknown: Norma Shebbeare
Unknown: Norman Wynne
Unknown: James Blades
Worker: Henry Webb
Gonchon: Edward Burnham
Camille Desmoulins: Ian Lubbock
Madman: Brian Wilde
Louisa Contat, an actress: June Tobin
Hulin: John Sharp
Marat: Anthony Jacobs
Julie, a child: Jill Raymond
Small boy: Molly Lawson
Hoche: Malcolm Hayes
Marquis de Vintimille: Anthony Shaw
Old market woman: Doris Nichols
Robespierre: John Ruddock
Mason: Frank Windsor
Joiner: David Garth
Lucile: Betty Linton
Guard :: Patrick Magee
De Launey, governor of the Bastille: Robert Sansom
Invalide Bequart: George Bishop
De Fiue, officer commanding commanding Swiss Guards: Derek Birch


by Cor de Groot


Unknown: Cor de Groot


by Dom Sebastian Moore
Monk of Downside
' Monastic life does not start from this world. It starts where this world starts. It speaks to the heart of man, where there is a memory of Paradise as well as a desire for Heaven.'


Unknown: Dom Sebastian Moore


Violin Concerto No. 8. in A minor
Op. 47 played by Jascha Heifetz (violin)
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Izler Solomon on a gramophone record


Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Conducted By: Izler Solomon

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