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by Victor Paz Estenssoro
As President of Bolivia from 1952 to 1956 Dr. Paz Estenssoro. in face of great difficulties, brought about-in a country as large as France and Spain combined —a bloodless revolution in which he nationalised tin mines, built roads and railways, introduced agrarian reform and universal suffrage. He thus established himself as one of the leading architects of contemporary Latin America.
In the first of two talks Dr. Paz sets out the background to what he calls Latin America's ' national revolution ' and analyses its political and social consequences.


Unknown: Victor Paz Estenssoro
Unknown: Dr. Paz Estenssoro.

: The Noble Savage

Diderot's Supplement au 'Voyage' de Bougainville
Newly translated by Rayner Heppenstall
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Louis Antoine de Bougainville's account of his visit to Tahiti (of which no English translation has been in print tor nearly two centuries) came out m 1771. This programme, which quotes from Bougainville, is based principally upon the set of dialogues written in the following year by the encyclopaedist and philosopher Denis Diderot in which he claimed to refer to material unpublished by Bougainville.


Translator/Producer: Rayner Heppenstall
The 'Philosophe': Carleton Hobbs
His Friend: William Eedle
Louis Antoine de Bougainville: William Fox
Old Man: Laidman Browne
Orou: Lockwood West
The Chaplain: Geoffrey Wincott


played by Klaus Billing


Played By: Klaus Billing


Lanier, who contributed to many of Ben Jonson 's Masques, was the first composer in England to write in the new Italian stylo recitatizo.
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Desmond Dupre (lute and bass viol)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord continuo)
Programme devised and introduced by Macdonald Emslie


Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Desmond Dupre
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Introduced By: MacDonald Emslie


Two talks on the American-ness of American literature and its separation from the major English tradition by George Stelner
American literary critic
1-The Dividing Line


Unknown: George Stelner

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