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A series of ten weekly programmes 4: THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY by Kurt Mendelssohn , F.R.S. Reader in Physics in the University of Oxford
Lately back from a visit to China, Dr. Mendelssohn describes the sudden enthusiasm for technology and illustrates, from his own observations, the pace and success of Chinese technological training and achievement.


Unknown: Kurt Mendelssohn


A Roman comedy by PLAUTUS c. 265 B.C.-184 B.C. Translated by Patric Dickinson
Music by Thomas Eastwood With
Norman Shelley and Howard Marion-Crawford as the two Amphitryone
Characters in order of speaking:
A sectdon of the New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Harry Newstone Production by RAYMOND RAIKES


Translated By: Patric Dickinson
Music By: Thomas Eastwood
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Conducted By: Harry Newstone
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Jupiter: Norman Shelley
Mercury: Allan McClelland
Sosia Amphitryon's slave: Geoffrey Matthews
Alcmena: Valerie Hanson
Amphityon: Howard Marlon-Crawford
Bromia, Alcmena's maid: Penelope Lee


Jean Fournier (violin) Ginette Doyen (piano)


Violin: Jean Fournier
Piano: Ginette Doyen


John Betjeman reads Chapters 1-4 of his new autobiographical poem
The chapter headings read by the Rector of St. Fagan's Glamorgan
Production by Douglas Cleverdon : second broadcast


Unknown: John Betjeman
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon

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