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: Contemporary West Africa THE AFRICAN PERSONALITY

A documentary programme presented by Hella Pick
' The African personality ' is one of the most formative and potent ideas of the African renascence, used above all in West Africa to express the belief in ultimate African independence and unity.
This programme presents the ideas of African leaders, specially recorded in many countries from Senegal to Nigeria; and examines the conflicts that may threaten the vision of unity.
Produced by Prudence Smith


Presented By: Hella Pick


Symphony for brass and percussion
Op. 16 played by the Brass Ensemble of the Jazz and Classical Music Society
(New York)
Conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos on a gramophone record


Conducted By: Dimitri Mitropoulos

: Deryck Guyler in 'NOT A DRUM WAS HEARD'

The War Memoirs of General Gland by Henry Reed
Production by Douglas Cleverdon and
Hilda Tablet 's ' Rangoon March ' realised by Donald Swann
(: third broadcast)
HENRY REED writes: These recollections, elicited with some difficulty from General Gland, are not to be regarded as a continuation of the Shewin-Tablet saga, which ended with The Primal Scene, as it were..... They are to be considered merely as a parergon, if that.'


Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Hilda Tablet
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Henry Reed
General Gland: Deryck Guyler
BBC Interviewers: Michael Flanders
BBC Interviewers,: Dorothy Primrose,
BBC Interviewers,: Frank Duncan
Herbert Reeve: Hugh Burden
Hilda Tablet: Mary O'Farrell
Elsa Strauss: Marjorie Westbury
Stephen Shewin: Carleton Hobbs
Russian Interrogators Michael Flanders and Donald Swann Graham Stitch: John Bryning
Roger Mayhap-Wetherby: Eric Phillips
Hugh Parkinson-Warlock: Nicholas Meredith


Lassus, master of styles
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn
Evehor invidia pressua Fertur in conviviis
Ores que je suis dispos Paisible domaine
La nuit froide et sombre
Susanne un jour
Gallans qui par terre Quand mon mari
Ich weiss mir ein Maidlein Prendi l'aurata lira
Tutto lo di mi dici
Passan vostri triompht
Second of six programmes devised and introduced by Jeremy Noble


Conductor: William Llewellyn
Introduced By: Jeremy Noble

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