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: Prospect of Science: 4: The New Astronomy

by R. Hanbury Brown, F.R.S., Professor of Radio Astronomy, University of Manchester
Second hearings of the talks arranged to mark the tercentenary of the Royal Society

Radio techniques have developed into a valuable observational method in astronomy. They provide information inaccessible to optical telescopes; conversely, the precision of conventional methods supplements radio data. The problems raised by the stability of spiral galaxies are among those that may be solved by this new approach.
(BBC recording: second broadcast)


Speaker: Professor R. Hanbury Brown


Two Suites
No. 2. in F; No. 3, in D minor Played bv
Thurston Dart (harpsichord) on a gramophone record


by PETER GURNEY with Nigel Stock
John Shaw knocks on the door of the house where he lived as a boy, but it remains closed to him. Behind it is the answer to the mystery of his childhood dream-world. and members of the K BBC Drama Repertory Company Music hv the Radiophonic Workshop
Production by Robin MIDGLEY


Unknown: Peter Gurney
Production By: Robin Midgley
John: Nigel Stock
John as a boy: David Robinson
Luke his father: Trevor Martin
Sarah, his mother: Hilda Schroder
Mary, his s-ister: Nerys Kerfoot
Mr Dumps,his friend: Norman Shelley
Mr Blackhurst: John Sharp
Police Inspector: Wilfred Babbage


and wind instruments
Alfred Orda (baritone)
BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate Wind section of the London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Bryan Fairfax


Baritone: Alfred Orda
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Bryan Fairfax


Four programmes on the music of African territories-the three High Commission Territories of Basutoland, Bechuanaland, and Swaziland, and the Portuguese Territory of Mozambique. 1: THE MUSIC OF BASUTOLAND
Introduced by Hugh Tracey
Director of the International Library of African Music, who has spent many years recording the traditional folk music of African peoples


Introduced By: Hugh Tracey

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