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: Ralph Truman in ' I CALL ME ADAM '

by Laurie Lee
An imaginative reconstruction of the legend of the Bounty mutineers after their occupation of Pitcairn Island.
John Adam (Ralph Truman ); Fletcher Christian (Wilfred Babbage ); Andrew Young (Denis Goacher ); Quintal (Victor Platt ); Mc-Coy (Denys Hawthorne ); Brown (William Eedle ); Williams (Norman Wynne ); Susan (Pauline Henriques ); Manoa (Isla Cameron ); Jenny (Kathleen Helmc ); Another Tahuian (Sheila Grant ); Timoa (Hugh Burden ); Talaloo (Leigh Crutchley ); Menalee (David Spenser ); Tetaheite (Nicky Edmett )
Production by Louis MacNeice


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: John Adam
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Unknown: Fletcher Christian
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Andrew Young
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: Victor Platt
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Norman Wynne
Unknown: Pauline Henriques
Unknown: Isla Cameron
Unknown: Kathleen Helmc
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Leigh Crutchley
Unknown: David Spenser
Unknown: Nicky Edmett
Production By: Louis MacNeice

: Die schweigsame Frau: Act 1

A comic opera with libretto by Stefan Zweig based on Ben Jonson's "Epicoene or The Silent Woman".
Music by Richard Strauss (sung in German)The action takes place in a room in the house of Sir Morosus on the outskirts of London. Time 1780.
(Recording of a performance at this year's Salzburg Festival: made available by courtesty of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk)

A timed synopsis of the action is printed in The Listener dated October 29.


Composer: Richard Strauss
Singers: Vienna state opera chorus
Musicians: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carl Bohm
Producer: Gunther Rennert
Sir Morosus: Hans Hotter
His housekeeper: Georgine von Milinkovic
The barber: Herman Prey
The: actors
Henry Morosus: Fritz Wunderlich
Aminta: Hilde Gueden
Isotta: Pierette Alarie
Callotta: Hetty Plumacher
Morbio: Josef Knapp
Vanuzzi: Karl Donch
Farfallo: Alois Pernerstorfer


Short story by Muriel Spark
Read by Avril Elgar
I I am glad that I went to the secondary modern school, because it was only constructed the year before. Therefore, it was much more hygienic than the grammar school.' This is the attitude 'of Lorna, who has hygiene where her heart should be.


Story By: Muriel Spark
Read By: Avril Elgar


An analysis of Lagos society by Peter Marris
Institute of Community Studies, London
Mr. Marris has recently returned from a period of research in Nigeria. He believes that conditions in the capital are such that, although there is little class-consciousness now, there may in time develop a class division as exclusive and provocative as any we have known in modern Europe.
Community Development in Ghana: Nov. 9


by B. C. Brookes
As science and technology advance, the demand that scientists should offer descriptions of their work that are intelligible to non-scientists becomes more pressing. But is it true that the scientist has only to be skilled in exposition and to take sufficient trouble to ' explain ' what he is doing?


Unknown: B. C. Brookes


Translated and introduced by Geoffrey Bownas
The Manyoshu was the first great anthology of Japanese poetry. Compiled in the latter half of the eighth century A.D., it included poems from as early as the fifth century. The poets represented range from emperor, prince, and courtier to fisherman and frontier-guard.
Readers: Nakamura Miyako
Tokugawa Tsunenari
Olive Gregg , Godfrey Kenton
Music composed by Yuize Shinichi and played on two koto by the composer and Nakashima Yasuko
Production by Anthony Thwaite


Introduced By: Geoffrey Bownas
Readers: Nakamura Miyako
Readers: Tokugawa Tsunenari
Readers: Olive Gregg
Readers: Godfrey Kenton
Composed By: Yuize Shinichi
Production By: Anthony Thwaite

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