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Last of three programmes


Simon Bolivar by R. A. Humphreys
Professor of Latin-American History in the University of London
Bolivar discovered and denned his principles in revolutionary France, his motives and purposes in the Spanish empire of southern America. Professor Humphreys discusses these purposes and ideas.


Unknown: Simon Bolivar
Unknown: R. A. Humphreys


See panel below
Fifth of six programmes


A version based on Homer's Iliad by René Hague set in the style of a Balkan epic ballad by Matyas Seiber
Introduced by Douglas Cleverdon with Freddie Phillips (guitar) Reginald Leopold (violin)


Unknown: René Hague
Unknown: Matyas Seiber
Introduced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Guitar: Freddie Phillips
Violin: Reginald Leopold
THE Singer: Ewan MacColl


by Karl Robson
Mistrust, even dislike, of the Germans is still widespread. Mr. Robson, who has known them well for many years, argues that old prejudices should not blind us to what he sees as significant changes in the German national character.


Unknown: Karl Robson

: Marius Goring reading * DON JUAN '

byLord Byron
A shortened version
In twelve weekly episodes arranged by Terence Tiller
Episode 6: 'Slavery'
Episode 7, ' Gulbeyaz ': May 16


Unknown: Lord Byron
Arranged By: Terence Tiller

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