A Peculiar Item by Muriel Spark
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
The scene is a large flat off Knightsbridge, on a foggy afternoon. A great deal of imagination is exercised by Dame Lettice Chatterton , a former political hostess, and her secretary companion, Miss Bone, who is entered for a General Knowledge Quiz. (The recorded broadcast of May 21)
Dame Lettice Chatterton:
Miss Bone C Tiggy '):
Roy, nephew to Dame Lettice:
Holy Sonnets of John Donne. Op. 35:
Oh my blacke soule; Batter my heart; 0 might those sighes and teares; Oh. to vex me; What if this present; Since she whom I loved; At the round earth's imagined corners; Thou hast made me; Death, be not proud
Six Holderlin Fragments:
Menschenbeifall; Die Heimat; Sokrates und Alkibiades; Die Jugend; Halfte des Lebens; Die Linien des Lebens (first performance: see page 6)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
Second of two programmes
by J. Heywood Thomas
Assistant Lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion at Manchester University Many attempts have been made to communicate the meaning of Christianity by ' translating' it in terms of, for instance, various philosophical systems or models. Mr. Heywood Thomas believes that these share a common basic error, consisting in the quest for ' some sort of metaphysical or sociological meaning.' That is not the way in which Christianity is meaningful.
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