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Social and Economic Conditions in Poland
A report on the state of Poland at the time of the Third Congress of the Polish Communist Party
One of the main issues before last week's Congress was the approval of directives for the development of the national economy during the next five years.
Compiled by members of the BBC's
Foreign News Department


John Bull c. 1562-1628
Elizabeth Cole discusses the reputation of a keyboard virtuoso whose music is still surprisingly little known
Pavana sinfoniae and Galliard Queene Elizabeth's Pavan
The King's Hunt
A Gigge: Doctor Bull's my selfe Duke of Brunswick's Alman Duchess of Brunswick's Toye played by Charles Spinks
Third of four programmes of studies tn Elizabethan and Jacobean music
John Ward : March 24


Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Elizabeth Cole
Unknown: Alman Duchess
Played By: Charles Spinks
Unknown: John Ward

: John Gielgud in 'OEDIPUS AT COLONUS'

Chorus: Philip Cunningham. Godfrey Kenton , Will Leighton , Duncan Mclntyre Edgar Norfolk , Frank Partington , and Robert Sansom Music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis Chorus directed by Colette King
Production by Val Gielgud


Translation By: C. A. Trypants
Unknown: Philip Cunningham.
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Will Leighton
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Frank Partington
Unknown: Robert Sansom
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Directed By: Colette King
Production By: Val Gielgud
Oedipus: John Gielgud
Antigone: Joan Plowright
Stranger: Norman Claridge
Ismene: Judy Bailey
Theseus: William Devlin
Creon: Malcolm Keen
Polyneices: Malcolm Hayes
Messenger: Gabriel Woolf
Chorus Leader: Carleton Hobbs


Sonata in F, Op. 6 played by Peter Mountain (violin)
Angela Dale (piano)
Sonata in A minor. Op. 25: March 26


Violin: Peter Mountain
Piano: Angela Dale

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