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A. series of talks to mark the tercentenary of the Royal Society
5—Genes and Atoms by F. H. C. Crick , F.R.S.
M.R.C. Unit for Molecular Biology, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
X-ray crystallography is revealing the structure of genetic material: we now know Something of the way in which genes carry information, and replicate themselves. Amazing precision is demanded of these structures, and dramatic consequences can arise from a single defect.


Unknown: F. H. C. Crick

: Stephen Murray with Maurice Denham and Clare Austin in 'RUDIN'

by Ivan Turgenev
A radio script by Barbara Bray based on the translation by Richard Hare
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by Gladys Spencer. Hilda Schroder
Haydn Jones , Michael Turner
Pianist, Clifton Helliwell
Produced by Barbara Bray
Dmitri Nikolavevich Rudin is a man who can speak inspiringly of noble thoughts and ideals, but cannot match them with his actions. Turgenev tells what disaster this discrepancy brings to Rudin himself and to others, and how time teaches them all a true appraisal of his strange and fatal gift.


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev
Script By: Barbara Bray
Translation By: Richard Hare
Played By: Gladys Spencer.
Played By: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Pianist: Michael Turner
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell
Produced By: Barbara Bray
Produced By: Dmitri Nikolavevich Rudin
Narrator: Heron Carvic
Darya Mihailovna Lazunsky: Grizelda Hervey
Sergei Pavlich Volintsev: David Peel
Alexandra Pavlovna Lipin: Hilda Schroder
Afrikan Semyonich Pigasov: David Bird
Konstantin Diomidich Pandalevsky: Douglas Storm
Natalya Alexeyevna Lazunsky: Clare Austin
Mademoiselle Boncourt: Ella Milne
Dmitri Nikolayevich Rudin: Stepjien Murray
Basistov: Piers Stephens
Mihailo Mihailich Lezhnev: Maurice Denham


Robert Masters Piano Quartet:
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
Ross Pratt (piano)


Viola: Nannie Jamieson
Cello: Muriel Taylor
Piano: Ross Pratt


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
Tell the Police by a barrister
You have a public duty to report to the police what you know of a serious crime. If you do not, can the law do anything about it? The speaker tells of how five respectable citizens of Barnsley found the answer, and how a High Court Judge dressed an old crime in new clothes.

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