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ANDREW SHONFIELD, on a recent visit to the U.S.S.R., was struck by the disdainful attitude of the Soviet citizen towards money. He compares this with the Russian aristocrat's traditional indifference to material possessions, but suggests that for reasons of economic efficiency 4 they have got to take cash more seriously."

: Beth Boyd with Jeremy Spenser and Laidman Browne in 'EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON'

A Norwegian folk tale dramatised by Louis MacNeice also an assortment of Trolls
Music and specially devised sounds by Tristram Cary
Production by Louis MacNeice
This is one of the classic-that is to say, universal-folk tales, and therefore exists on more than one plane.


Dramatised By: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Tristram Cary
Production By: Louis MacNeice
Helga: Beth Boyd
Father: James Thomason
Halvor: Patricia Hayes
Mother: Betty Hardy
Prince: Jeremy Spenser
Crones: Patience Collier
East Wind: Garard Green
West Wind: Liam Gaffney
South Wind: Dino Galvani
North Wind: Laidman Browne


Readings from Tasso selected and introduced by Luigi Meneghello with Joan Hart. Beth Boyd
Robert Eddison , Gary Watson


Introduced By: Luigi Meneghello
Unknown: Joan Hart.
Unknown: Beth Boyd
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Gary Watson


' Sonata (1957) played by Manoug Pariklan (violin)
Lamar Crowson (piano)


Violin: Manoug Pariklan
Piano: Lamar Crowson


Jack London by Arthur Calder-Marshall
A consideration of the character of Jack London as reflected in his life and work.


Unknown: Jack London
Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall


Quartet in A minor (D.804) played by the Vegh String Quartet: Sandor Vegh (violin) Sandor Zoldy (violin) Georges Janzer (viola)
Paul Szabo (cello) on a gramophone record


Violin: Sandor Vegh
Violin: Sandor Zoldy
Viola: Georges Janzer
Cello: Paul Szabo

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