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: The Sanctity of Life and the Criminal Law

A discussion.
Speakers: Glanville Williams, F.B.A., Reader in English, University of Cambridge; G.E.M. Anscombe, Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford; Max Gluckman, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester; W.C.W. Nixon, Professor of Gynaecology, University of London.
In a book with the above title published this year Dr. Glanville Williams criticised the law relating to abortion, sterilisation, suicide, and euthanasia. His views are the subject of this discussion.
(BBC recording)
Followed by an interlude at 8.55


Speaker: Glanville Williams
Speaker: G.E.M. Anscombe
Speaker: Max Gluckman
Speaker: W.C.W. Nixon

: Edinburgh International Festival: Britten: Spring Symphony

Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), Norma Procter (contralto), Peter Pears (tenor), Boys of the Royal Danish Chapel Choir
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
(Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet
From the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Contralto: Norma Procter
Tenor: Peter Pears
Singers: Boys of the Royal Danish Chapel Choir
Singers/Musicians: Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Orchestra conducted by: Ernest Ansermet

: A Russian Rebel

Reminiscences of the philosopher Nicolas Berdyaev by Eugene Lampert.
(The recorded broadcast of July 27)


Speaker: Eugene Lampert

: John Dryden

'Mac Flecknoe' and satirical character sketches from 'Absalom and Achltophel'.
Read by Stephen Murray and Robert Eddison.
Introduced by D. G. Bridson.
(BBC recording)


Reader: Stephen Murray
Reader: Robert Eddison
Presenter: D. G. Bridson

: Brahms: Four Ballades, Op. 10

Played by Egon Petri (piano) on a gramophone record.


Pianist: Egon Petri

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