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by Barbara Wootton
The Homicide Act of 1957 and the more recent Mental Health Act reflect important changes in our notions of criminal responsibility. The considerable logical difficulties still remaining seem to suggest that the process of change is not yet complete.
Second of two talks


Unknown: Barbara Wootton


A play for radio by Angela Petter based on an Indian legend
Production by Christopher Sykes
A King has pledged himself to go to the burning-ground (the cemetery where me dead are burned and criminals hanged) on the night of the New Moon, taking nothing with him but his sword. How this rash but just King encounters his other sell in the form of an evil necromancer and discharges the debt so cunningly laid upon him is a tale well known in India and the East. The source for this play was the ,hort narrative included in a posthumous collection of studies by Heinrich Zimmer , The King and the Corpse.
followed by an interlude at 9.10


Unknown: Angela Petter
Production By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: Heinrich Zimmer
: The King: Robert Eddison Jacobs
The Beggar-Ascetic: Anthony Jacobs
The Beggar at the Gate: Martin Starkie
The Spectre in the Corpse: Neville Hartley
Chorus of Liberated Spirits: Betty Linton
Chorus of Liberated Spirits: Trader Faulkner


Ida Haendel (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 2
From the Royal Albert Hall, London


Violin: Ida Haendel
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


While there have been anthologies of poetry and prose writings reflecting the Romantic Movement, the exhibition now on view in London at the Tate Gallery and at the Arts Council Gallery provides a unique opportunity for examining the evidence offered by the pictorial arts.
BASIL TAYLOR considers some of the pictures in this exhibition in their relation to some long-standing controversies about Romanticism.
(The recorded broadcast of July 12)
Shades of Romanticism, by L. D. Ettlinger : August 26


Unknown: L. D. Ettlinger


Piano Quartet in C minor (1829)
(completed and edited by Hans F. Redlich played by the Richards Piano Quartet:
Irene Richards (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello) Terence Beckles (piano)


Edited By: Hans F. Redlich
Violin: Irene Richards
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Bernard Richards
Piano: Terence Beckles

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