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T. E. MAY, Reader in Spanish in the University of Aberdeen, tells the story of Baltasar Gracian, who spent his life discovering himself and his fellows.
The first of modern psychologists and one of the great moralists of the world, Gracian died in 1658 just after finishing his greatest work, El Criticon.


Unknown: El Criticon.

: Stephen Murray with Coral Browne and Leon Quarterrnaine in ' OEDIPUS THE KING'

by Sophocles
Translated by C. A. Trypants
Leslie Perrins , Frank Partington
Will Leighton , Howard Rose
Duncan Mclntyre , Leonard Trolley
Music composed by Richard Drakeford played by Edward Sehvvn (oboe) and Joy Hall (cello)
Production by Val Gielgud


Translated By: C. A. Trypants
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Frank Partington
Unknown: Will Leighton
Unknown: Howard Rose
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Leonard Trolley
Composed By: Richard Drakeford
Played By: Edward Sehvvn
Cello: Joy Hall
Production By: Val Gielgud
Oedipus: Stephen Murray
Priest: Arthur Young
Creon: Godfrey Kenton
Teiresias: Leon Quartermaine
Jocasta: Coral Browne
Messenger: Robert Sansom
Shepherd: William Eedle


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The Second Industrial Revolution
Sir WALTER PUCKEY , an authority on automation and a former President of the Institute of Production Engineers, sees the new revolution as an opportunity to delegate control of machines to the machines themselves in order to improve man's overall control of his environment.


Unknown: Sir Walter Puckey


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Next programme : March 11 followed by an interlude at 9.45


A poem of the Westmorland fells by Margaret Cropper
Adapted for radio by the author with Fred Wilson and Margaret Cropper
Produced by Christopher Holme


Unknown: Margaret Cropper
Unknown: Fred Wilson
Unknown: Margaret Cropper
Produced By: Christopher Holme
Narrator: Julia Lang
Anthony Broom: Brian Trueman
Rachel Benson: Rosalie Williams
Jenny Morris: Judith Gibson

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