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Virtuoso Wind Quintet:
Edward Walker (flute) Leon Goossens (oboe) Sidney Fell (clarinet)
Ronald Waller (bassoon)
John Burden (horn)
The first of three programmes each including a wind quintet by Reicha and a wind quintet by a living composer.


Flute: Edward Walker
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Bassoon: Ronald Waller
Horn: John Burden


A selection of Thomas Hardy 's feminine poems
Introduced by Evelyn Hardy
Read by Evelyn Hardy and Jill Balcon


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Introduced By: Evelyn Hardy
Read By: Evelyn Hardy
Read By: Jill Balcon


Michael Thomas (claviorganum)
From Hurley Manor, Maidenhead


Unknown: Michael Thomas


or *A taste of tripe by Gerda L. Cohen
Councillors and local citizens:
Eric Francis , Harold Reese and others
Yuffle improvised by Johnny Dankworth and his Group
Produced by Sasha Moorsom
Everyone concerned with reviewing the arts has to 'do a festival at some time or another. After being soaked and starved in the interests of culture last year ' the author decided to write this work. The town of Cold Umbrage is situated in the North of England, somewhere between Bolton and Liverpool.


Unknown: Gerda L. Cohen
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Harold Reese
Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom
Narrator: Carleton Hobba
Mayor: Trevor Martin
Mrs Hatchet: Violet Carson
Mr Creep: Martin Starkie
Lady Gnashing: Eleanor Summerfleld
Pike: Frank Windsor
Dr Clavierbung: Denis Goacher
Soprano: Isla Cameron


Two talks by Norman Marsh
Fellow of University College, Oxford I-What is the Rule of Law and what is the role of the lawyer
The International Congress of Jurists held in New Delhi in January was a significant sign of the times. Mr. Marsh, who prepared its working paper on the Rule of Law, considers some of the questions raised by this comparison of legal systems and legal concepts. His first talk is concerned with definitions and his second (July 24) with instances.
(The recorded broadcast of May 201

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