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lulia de Beausobre, who has recently returned from a visit to Israel, believes that the Promised Land is developing into a land of promise.

: Marius Goring in ' FAVOR ISLAND'

by W. S. Merwin
Production by Douglas Cleverdon from contemporary sources
Favor Island is a sea story based on a historical event. It portrays the voyage of an English ship in 1710, the loss of the vessel, and the effects of privation on the survivors wrecked on a small island off the coast of New England.


Unknown: W. S. Merwin
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Captain John Monk: Marius Goring
Mr Bracknell, a merchant: Carleton Hobbs
Nicholas Short, mate: Stephen Jack
George Cawley, bos'n: Rolf Lefebvre
Paul Fulham, carpenter: Norman Shelley
William Thorpe, cook: Alan Reid
The Captain's boy: M Westbury
Peter Soodsma, seaman: Jonathan Field
Luke MacKay, seaman: John Cazabon
John Eccles, seaman: Denis Quilley
Anthony Wright, seaman: Brian Haines
An old man: Arthur Young
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Songs arranged by: Archie Harradine


Lamar Crowson (piano)
(first performance)


Piano: Lamar Crowson


-by Anthony Barnett of the Zoology Department,
University of Glasgow
The results of experiments on animals that have been handled—or gentled, as the saying is-are often markedly different from those obtained from non-gentled animals. Mr. Barnett speculates about these differences and the role of the skin in causing them.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 16)


Unknown: Anthony Barnett

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