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Wilfrid Parry (piano)
BBC Scottish Orchestra (Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


by W.Macmahon Ball
Professor of Political Science in the University of Melbourne
Professor Macmahon Ball considers some of the questions raised by Maurice Zinkin in his book Development for Free Asia, especially the question whether the procedures of Western democracy can get up enough speed in economic development.


Unknown: W.MacMahon Ball


Elizabeth Vinaver (soprano)
The New English Consort:
Marylin Wailes (descant and tenor recorders, and clockard) Edward Selwyn (oboe and cor anglais). Edith Lake (viola da gamba), Dorothy Erhart (portative organ and drum)


Soprano: Elizabeth Vinaver
Unknown: Marylin Wailes
Oboe: Edward Selwyn
Unknown: Dorothy Erhart


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
The Rise and Fall of English Didactic Drama
An illustrated talk in which
John Barton reviews the series
Scenes from the earlier programmes are repeated
Including the following cast: Norman Shelley. Charles Leno
Howard Marion-Crawford
John Forrest , Godfrey Kenton
June Tobin , Malcolm Hayes
Carleton Hobbs , Anthony Jacobs
Allan McClelland , John Laurie
Molly Rankin. Gladys Young
Stephen Murray and Norman Wooland The voices of John Northbrooke , Dean Hutton , Queen Elizabeth, and a Judge are spoken by William Eedle , Hamilton Dyce
Kathleen Helme and John Ruddock
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: Norman Shelley.
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Unknown: John Forrest
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Molly Rankin.
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Norman Wooland
Unknown: John Northbrooke
Unknown: Dean Hutton
Spoken By: William Eedle
Spoken By: Hamilton Dyce
Spoken By: Kathleen Helme
Spoken By: John Ruddock
Unknown: John Barton


The Maegibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon , Lorraine du Val
Anatole Mines , Lilly Phillips


Unknown: Margot MacGibbon
Unknown: Lorraine du Val
Unknown: Anatole Mines
Unknown: Lilly Phillips


Three programmes devised and introduced by Neville Boyling 2-An organ designed by Handel in 1749, now at Great Packington, near Coventry
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones ) Thurston Dart (organ) who also directs the orchestra


Introduced By: Neville Boyling
Leader: Granville Jones
Leader: Thurston Dart


by Terence Prittie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Germany


Unknown: Terence Prittie


Fantasy in C, Op. 17 played by Clifford Curzon (piano) on a gramophone record


Piano: Clifford Curzon

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