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Observations on the Clonal Selection Theory of Acquired Immunity
Sir Macfarlane Burnet , O.M., F.R.S. in conversation with an English physician
The Australian biologist's talk, recorded during a recent visit to this country, considers the system of immunity we all Possess, its breakdown as in auto-immune disease, and the evolutionary, novel, and Perhaps productive way-the clonal selection theory — of approaching the medical Problems that arise when immunological responses are distorted. He looks at ageing and at cancer in the light of this theory, and speculates about its hopeful application to rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis.


Unknown: Sir MacFarlane Burnet


Joerg Demus (piano)
Traun! Bogen und Pfeil sind gut filr den Feind; Sind es Schmerzen. sind es Freuden; Liebe kam aus fernen Landen; So willst du des Armen; Ruhe. SUssIiebchen; Wie froh und frisch mein Sinn sich hebt; Treue Liebe dauert lange (Magelone Romances) : on a gramophone record


Piano: Joerg Demus

: A Slight Ache

by Harold Pinter
[Starring] Maurice Denham
In his first play written for radio Harold Pinter, author of the controversial stage play The Birthday Party, uses words with skill and economy to examine what goes on beneath the surface of an apparently conventional domestic scene.


Writer: Harold Pinter
Production: Donald McWhinnie
Edward: Maurice Denham
Flora: Vivien Merchant
Barnabas: David Baron

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: What's in a Name? 2 April 2017


Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. in F Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra
(Leader. Robert Masters )
Directed by Yehudi Menuhin who also plays the violino piccolo


Leader: Robert Masters
Directed By: Yehudi Menuhin


by Karl Miller
Mr. Miller speaks about some recent novels and about certain changes in taste that seem to have occurred in the writing and reception of the novel in England. He thinks that, while the use of some of the characteristic materials of poetry has come to be distrusted in the novel, it has also become clear that several of the best novels of the time have relied on borrowings of this kind. Dr. Zhivago is a recent example.


Unknown: Karl Miller

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