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by Geoffrey Sawer
Professor of Law in the Australian National University
Commenting on Sir Ivor Jennings 's recently published study Constitutional Problems in Pakistan, Professor Sawer points to the use made by the Pakistani judges-in resolving the crisis of 1954-5 --of the specific technique and sources of the English common law.


Unknown: Geoffrey Sawer
Unknown: Sir Ivor Jennings


April Cantelo (soprano)
Alexander Young (tenor) John Cameron (baritone)
William Parsons (bass) Walter Lear (bass-clarinet)
Mary and Geraldine Peppin (pianos)
Charles Spinks (celesta)
Christopher Blades. Thomas Blades and Reginald Flower (percussion)
The Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon , Lorraine du Val
Anatole Mines , Lilly Phillips
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
James W. Merrett (double-bass) Conducted by Walter Goehr
Nocturne FOR FOUR voices (poem by Sidney Keyes ): chamber cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, string quartet, double-bass, bass-clarinet. and celesta
THE LADY OF SHALOTT (poem by Tennyson): cantata in four movements, for tenor, viola, two pianos, celesta. and percussion
During an interval between the works Walter Goehr talks about the composer.


Tenor: Alexander Young
Baritone: John Cameron
Bass: William Parsons
Bass-Clarinet: Walter Lear
Bass-Clarinet: Geraldine Peppin
Pianos: Charles Spinks
Unknown: Christopher Blades.
Unknown: Thomas Blades
Unknown: Margot MacGibbon
Unknown: Anatole Mines
Unknown: Lilly Phillips
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Double-Bass: James W. Merrett
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Unknown: Sidney Keyes
Talks: Walter Goehr


in conversation with C. Day
Lewis Robert Frost visited this country during the summer to receive honorary degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. While here he recorded this conversation on poetry with C. Day Lewis.


Unknown: Lewis Robert Frost


London Consort of Viols
Director, Harry Danks
In Nomine a 6 (Trye); In Nomine & 5 (Trust); In Nomine a 5 (Reporte), Fantasia a 3 (Sit fast); In Nomine a 4; In Nomine a 5 (Rachelle weepinge); In Nomine a 6 (Weep no more Rachelle); In Nomine a 5 (Saye So); In Nomine a 5 (Believe me); In Nomine a 6


Director: Harry Danks


A discussion among scientists
Continental Drift
Many difficult problems of geology or plant and animal distributions are explicable if one assumes that the continents have drifted to their present locations from some former position in which they were all joined together in one huge land mass. Attractive though the theory is, it has largely been regarded as ' unproven.' Recent work on the magnetic properties of rocks, however, provides new evidence and thus reopens the question.
Chairman: 0. T. Jones , F.R.S. Emeritus Professor of Geology.
University of Cambridge
J. A. Clegg , Ph.D.
Department of Physics,
Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
Ronald Good
Professor of Botany,
University of Hull H. E. Hinton , Ph.D.
Department of Zoology,
University of Bristol
J. Sutton, Ph.D.
Department of Geology
Imperial College of Science and Technology, London


Unknown: T. Jones
Unknown: J. A. Clegg
Unknown: Hull H. E. Hinton


Jack Brymer (clarinet)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by John Hollingsworth
Part 2 From the Royal Albert Hall. London
Part 1 at 7.30 (Home)


Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth


A programme on the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 Words by H. A. L. Craig
Music by William Wordsworth Production by Douglas Cleverdon


Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Music By: William Wordsworth
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon


A short story by Wolfgang Hildesheimer
Translated from the German by Christopher Holme
Read by Marius Goring


Story By: Wolfgang Hildesheimer
Read By: Marius Goring

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