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Sonata (1923) played by Florence Hooton (cello)
Ross Pratt (piano)


Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Ross Pratt


A series of seven programmes
6-Political Judgment by Isaiah Berlin
Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory.
University of Oxford

: Popular Song-Writers of Scandinavia: 1: Carl Michael Bellman (1740-95)

The songs by Bellman sung by Gösta Hådell accompanying himself on the lute
The programme introduced by S. A. Bergmann
Lecturer in Swedish at University College, London
Also taking part:
John Carolan (tenor)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
(The songs by Bellman recorded by courtesy of Radiotjänst, Stockholm)
First of four programmes


Unknown: Carl Michael Bellman
Sung By: Gösta Hådell
Introduced By: S. A. Bergmann
Tenor: John Carolan
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks


by W. L. Burn
Professor of Modern History in the University of Durham
The second and third volumes of A History of English Criminal Law by Dr. Leon Radzinowicz are principally concerned with the change in public order at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century, the development of public opinion, and the creation of a national police.


Unknown: Dr. Leon Radzinowicz

: Paul Scofield read* 'THE DIARY OF A MADMAN'

by Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Prince Mirsky
Music composed and conducted by Humphrey Searle
Production by H. B. Fortuln
(The recorded broadcast of March 6)
The Diary of a Madman was written in 1834, when Gogol was twenty-four. Clinical self-observation has gone into the weird imaginings of the downtrodden government clerk whose hopeless passion for his Excellency's daughter draws him into megalomania. The Spanish succession troubles in 1833 cause him to imagine himself the new Spanish king.


Unknown: Nikolai Gogol
Conducted By: Humphrey Searle
Production By: H. B. Fortuln

: Alessandro Scarlatti 'IL MITRIDATE EUPATORE'

A tragic opera in three acts
Libretto by Girolamo Roberti
In the edition of Giuseppe Piccioli
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Arnold Goldsbrough
(harpsichord and organ continuo)
Kalmar Chamber Orchestra (Leader, Leonard Friedman ) CONDUCTED BY EDMOND APPIA
Scene 1: The mouth of the river Amiso Scene 2: A hall in the palace
Scarlatti's opera It Mitridate Eupatore , an example of the classical manner at its grandest, was first produced in Venice in 1707. The story, reminiscent of Greek legend, begins with the return of prince Eupatore in disguise to the city of Sinope to find his mother married to the usurping king, his father's murderer.


Unknown: Girolamo Roberti
Unknown: Giuseppe Piccioli
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Harpsichord: Arnold Goldsbrough
Leader: Leonard Friedman
Conducted By: Edmond Appia
Unknown: Mitridate Eupatore
Farnace, usurping king of Pontus: Bruce Boyce
Stratonica, his wife (widow of Mitri date, murdered king of Pontus): Monica Sinclair
Laodice, daughter of Stratonica: Joan Sutherland
Nicomede, her husband: Edward Byles
Mitridate Eupatore, son of Stratonica: John Cameron
Issicratea his wife (disguised Antigono): Catherine Lawson
Pelopida, Minister of State under Farnace: Duncan Robertson


by Maurice Zinkin
Much of the energy released by independsnee in India has been devoted to the establishment of a planned economy by democratic methods. Mr. Zinkin, who served in the Indian Civil Service from 1937 to 1947 and who is still working in India, reviews the degree of achievement in the first ten years.
Second of a group of three talks


Unknown: Maurice Zinkin

: Alessandro Scarlatti 'IL MITRIDATE EUPATORE'

Acr 2: The temple courtyard
Act 3
Scene 1: A lonely place
Scene 2: A square by the sea


by William Langland
5-The Finding of Truth A series of six readings
Devised by Elizabeth Zeeman
Fellow of Girton College. Cambridge
Read by Gary Watson
In a slightly modified version of the original
(The recorded broadcast of March 17)


Read By: Gary Watson

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