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: Telemann

Church Cantatas
(Der harmonische Gottesdienst)
Durchsuche dich, o stolzer Geist
Lauter Wonne, lauter Freude
Margaret Ritchie (soprano) with John Sothcott (treble recorder)
John Beckett (harpsichord) Desmond Dupre (bass viol)


Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Treble recorder: John Sothcott
Harpsichord: John Beckett
Bass: Desmond Dupre


Walter Emery discusses Bach's * normal ' and ' abnormal ' Sarabands


Unknown: Walter Emery

: William Sylvester Marjorie Westbury and Peter Woodthorpe in 'BLIND TOM'

Script by Philip O'Connor
-based on research by Mildred Stock
General Bethune, Tom'sowner (William Sylvester ); Tom, as a child (Marjorie West bury), and as an adult (Peter Woodihorpe ); Charity, his mother (Barbara Assoon ); Frances Bethune (Judy Bailey ); John Bethune (Gabriel Woolf ): Carrie (Nadia Cattouse); Judge Dickson (Macdonald Parke); Judge Woodruff (Geoffrey Wincott ); Dr. Blackman .(Murray Kash ); Dr. Graham (Ronald Wilson ) with Jane Jordan Rogers and Marvin Kane Music, including excerpts from Blind Tom 's own compositions for the piano played by Peter Gellhorn
Production by David Thomson
(: second broadcast)


Script By: Philip O'Connor
Unknown: William Sylvester
Unknown: Marjorie West
Unknown: Peter Woodihorpe
Unknown: Barbara Assoon
Unknown: Frances Bethune
Unknown: Judy Bailey
Unknown: John Bethune
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Judge Dickson
Unknown: Judge Woodruff
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Murray Kash
Unknown: Ronald Wilson
Unknown: Jane Jordan Rogers
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Unknown: Blind Tom
Played By: Peter Gellhorn
Production By: David Thomson


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French music from London
(Programme arranged in collaboration with Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise)


by Melvin Lasky
Co-editor of Encounter
A recent book about Senator McCarthy by Richard Rovere has provoked discussion on how far the American press bears responsibility for the Senator's rise and fall. Alelvin Lasky finds the case against American newspapers not proven but he has doubts about some of the ways in which they fulfil their place in a democratic society.


Unknown: Melvin Lasky
Unknown: Richard Rovere
Unknown: Alelvin Lasky


British music from Paris


Two Dramatic Monologues:
' Not Proven ' read by Catherine Salkeld and 'The Disabused' read by Deryck Guyler
Produced by Terence Tiller


Read By: Catherine Salkeld
Read By: Deryck Guyler
Produced By: Terence Tiller


String Quartet No. 3 tfirst performance in this country) played by the Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon , Lorraine du Val
Anatole Mines , Lilly Phillips


Unknown: Margot MacGibbon
Unknown: Lorraine du Val
Unknown: Anatole Mines
Unknown: Lilly Phillips

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