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Three talks on Paradise Lost by William Empson
Professor of English Literature in the University of Sheffield
Many critics recently have argued against the romantic view of Satan; but Milton always gives the characters who fall an interesting case, and the poem is much better if you examine what truth Satan thought that he was telling.


Unknown: William Empson


Janos Starker (cello) Gyorgy Sebok (piano)


Piano: Gyorgy Sebok


A consideration of the liturgical idea
In four talks and a discussion
3-Christendom: the Theory and the Reality
The third in this group of programmes takes the form of a discussion among four people. Each would claim that the religious-and consequently sacrificial-view of society is valid in itself; but each looks at the question from the standpoint of his own intellectual discipline, interests, and experience.
Do the Middle Ages offer a genuine
' liturgical episode' in the history of Christendom; and if so, in what aspects and at which periods? How do the concepts ' liturgy ' and ' sacrifice ' relate to our modern technological society, pre-occupied as it is with an indefinite number of separate, even disparate, and wholly mundane ends?
Historian: ERIC JOHN. Lecturer In Medieval History, Manchester University
Scientist: D. G. CHRISTOPHERSON , Professor of Applied Science at the Imperial College of Science, London University
Theologian: THE REV. GORDON DAVIES , Senior Lecturer in Theology. Birmingham University
Parish Priest: THE REV. GORDON PHILLIPS , Rector of St. George's, Bloomsbury, and Senior Anglican Chaplain, London University


Unknown: Eric John.
Unknown: D. G. Christopherson
Unknown: Rev. Gordon Davies
Unknown: Rev. Gordon Phillips


Nan Merriman (mezzo-soprano)
Ivor Newton (piano)


Mezzo-Soprano: Nan Merriman
Piano: Ivor Newton


by John Levy
Some very ancient traditions survive in the music of temple, household, and thoroughfare in the region of the Malabar Coast. John Levy, whose frequent visits to India included a ten-years' sojourn, has recorded much that will be new to Western listeners. He illustrates it and speaks about it against the background that is never without music day and night.


Unknown: John Levy

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