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Translated by Geoffrey Bownas
Music by Wataru Saito with Trevor Martin and Frank Duncan Marathon was one of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation entries for the 1959 Italia Prize. It is the story-in words, music, and effects— of an unknown athlete's attempt to become Japan s representative in the Olympic marathon.
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company James Blades (solo percussion) Marjorie Westbury (soprano) and a section of the Ambrosian Singers
Music conducted by Max Saunders Production by ANTHONY THWAITE


Translated By: Geoffrey Bownas
Music By: Wataru Saito
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Soprano: Marjorie Westbury
Conducted By: Max Saunders
Production By: Anthony Thwaite
Jiro Honda: Trevor Martin
Sasabe: Frank Duncan
Engineer: Douglas Storm
Honda's Father: George Hagan
Honda's Mother: Mary O'Farrell


Concerto in D for four violins alone
Concerto in E minor for recorder, flute, strings and continuo played by Rudolf Schutz , Willy Kircn
Hans-Joachim Westphal , ana Giorgio Silzer (violins)
Thea von Sparr (recorder) Burghard Schaeffer (flute) The Emil Seiler
Chamber Music Group on a gramophone record


Played By: Rudolf Schutz
Played By: Willy Kircn
Unknown: Hans-Joachim Westphal
Violins: Giorgio Silzer
Violins: Thea von Sparr
Flute: Burghard Schaeffer


by G. M. Carstairs
Professor of Psychological Medicine in the University of Edinburgh
Dr Margaret Field's recent book Search for Security is a study of magical healmg at shrines in rural Ghana. Dr. carstairs beliehv"sethis type of W^ -" £ ponds in many respects with the principle, of Western psychotherapy; and d £ sse°,f thT incase! observed in man parts of the world, of magical practices, under the stress of modern conditions


Unknown: G. M. Carstairs


A monthly series of programmes 8: JOHN BROWN'S BODY by Stephen Vincent Benet Excerpts from the epic celebrating the American Civil War
Readers: John Glen and Guy Kingsley Poynter


Unknown: Stephen Vincent Benet
Readers: John Glen
Readers: Guy Kingsley Poynter


played by Hermann Leeb


Played By: Hermann Leeb
Fantasia: Francesco Da Milano
Fantasia: Perino Fiorentmo
Fantasia; Passamezzo: Simone Mohnaro
Branle de la royne; Onder de lindengroene: Nicolas Vallet
Courante and Two Volte: Sweelinck
Praeludium; Bergamasque: Joachim van Den Hove

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