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Four Nocturnes (Chopin):
G minor. Op. 37 No. 1; E flat, Op 66 No. 2; G minor, Op. 15 No 3' C minor, Op. 48 No. 1 on gramophone records


A selection from recently published books of poems by John Berryman , George Mackay Brown
James Laughlin. Christopher Levenson
Robert Penn Warren
Arranged and introduced by Bernard Bergonzi
Read by Marvin Kane and Denis McCarthy


Unknown: John Berryman
Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Unknown: James Laughlin.
Unknown: Christopher Levenson
Unknown: Robert Penn Warren
Introduced By: Bernard Bergonzi
Read By: Marvin Kane
Read By: Denis McCarthy


GEORGE STEINER , American literary critic, describes a seminar he unexpectedly gave in August on the border of the Dnieper. Dr. Zhivago, the fall of Trotsky, and the. Western approach to foreign affairs were among the questions discussed with his few hundred listeners.


Unknown: George Steiner


Part 2. See foot of page and page 6

: Harry Andrews in 'THE WINTER'S TALE'

by William Shakespeare
CHRONICLER (Wilfrid Grantham ); ARCHI-Damus, lord of Bohemia (Edgar Norfolk ); CAMILLO, Sicilian lord (George Hagan ); POLIXENES, King of Bohemia (Brewster Mason ); LEONTES, King of Sicily (Harry Andrews ); HERMIONE, his Queen (Joan Hart ); MAMILLIUS, their son (George Bond ); LORD, attending on Leontes (lack Gwillim); ANTIGONUS, an old lord (Eric Anderson ); PAULINA, his wife (Molly Rankin ); EMILIA, attending on Hermione (Ella Milne ); CLEOMENES (Howieson Culff); DION (Michael Turner ); OLD SHEPHERD (George Merritt ); YOUNG SHEPHERD, his son (Frank Duncan ); AUTOLYCUS, a rogue (Charles Leno ); FLORIZEL, son to Polixenes (Gabriel Woolf ); PERDITA, daughter to Leontes (Marjorie Westbury ); MOPSA (Petra Daties); DORCAS (Hilda Schroder ); Steward (John Scott )
Music composed by Geoffrey Wright conducted by Marcus Dods
Adapted and produced by Peter Watts
CURING THE INTERVAL (8.45-8.56 app.): Adagio in E flat, D.897 (Schubert): played by Reinhold Barchet (violin), Helmut Reimann (cello), and Friedrich Würer (piano): on a record


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Wilfrid Grantham
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: George Hagan
Unknown: Brewster Mason
Unknown: Harry Andrews
Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: George Bond
Unknown: Eric Anderson
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: Michael Turner
Unknown: George Merritt
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: John Scott
Composed By: Geoffrey Wright
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Produced By: Peter Watts
Played By: Reinhold Barchet
Cello: Helmut Reimann
Piano: Friedrich Würer


Dennis Brain (horn)
Alan Civil (horn)
English String Quartet:
Ruth Pearl. Lesley White
Marjorie Lempfert , Helen Just with Anatole Mines (viola)


Horn: Dennis Brain
Horn: Alan Civil
Unknown: Ruth Pearl.
Unknown: Lesley White
Unknown: Marjorie Lempfert
Viola: Anatole Mines

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