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by Sir Alister Hardy , F.R.S.
Professor of Zoology and Comparat ive Anatomy in the University of Oxford Over many years Professor Hardy has contemplated the possibility that a penod as a dweller on the sea-shore and in the shallow waters plaved an important part in the evolution of man. He explains how he arrived at this hypothesis and presents evidence to support it.


Unknown: Sir Alister Hardy


Three-part Inventions Toccata in D played by George Malcolm (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: George Malcolm

: Max Adrian in 'HADRIAN VII'

by Fr. Rolfe (Baron Corvo) Adapted by Rayner Heppenstall Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Frederick William Rolfe , the mysterious figure who wrote under the pseudonym of Baron Corvo, had once studied for the priesthood in Rome. His masterpiece Hadrian Vll is the fantasy of a spoiled priest rehabilitated and then elected Pope at a rime of crisis in Europe.
GEORGE ARTHUR ROSE, later Pope Hadrian VII (Max Adrian ); William II, the German Emperor (Felix Fellon); VICTOR Emmanuel III, King of Italy (Heron Carvic ); JFRRY SANT, a radical demagogue (Simon Lack); MRS. Crowe (Marjorie Westbury); Court-LEIGH, Cardinal-Archbishop of Pimlico (Arthur Ridley ); TALACRYN, Bishop of Caerleon (John Glyn-Jones ); PANCIERA, Italian Ambassador to the Court of St. James's (Ian Sadler ): Cardinals RAGNA, MUNDO. and DELLA VOLTA (Geoffrey Win coti. David Bird, and Harold Reese )
followed by an interlude at 8.20


Adapted By: Rayner Heppenstall
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Produced By: Frederick William Rolfe
Unknown: Pope Hadrian
Unknown: Max Adrian
Unknown: Victor Emmanuel
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Unknown: Arthur Ridley
Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Geoffrey Win
Unknown: Harold Reese


Meredith Davies introduces this little-known work
He is to conduct the first broadcast performance in this country on Sunday in the Third Programme


Introduces: Meredith Davies


Josephine Veasey (mezzo-soprano)
Harold Child (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)


Mezzo-Soprano: Josephine Veasey
Piano: Frederick Stone

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