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The physicist's description of matter
1: PARTICLES AND WAVES by A. B. Pippard , F.R.s. Plummer Professor of Physics University of Cambridge
Opinions may differ on the interpretation of the Quantum Theory, but nobody doubts the experimental basis. The fundamental units of matter behave in ways quite remote from everyday experience, and any understanding of the theory must start with the facts. Professor Pippard describes some experiments that have led to our state of ' knowledge without understanding.'


Unknown: A. B. Pippard


Hungarian folk song arrangements sungi by Leslie Chabay (tenor) with Tibor Kozma (piano) on a gramophone record


Tenor: Leslie Chabay
Piano: Tibor Kozma

: Unman, Wittering and Zigo

A play for broadcasting by Giles Cooper

'Aggeridge, Ankerton, Borby, Bungabine, Cloistermouth, Cuthbun, Hogg, Libstrob, Muffet, Mudd, Munn ma, Orris, Root, Terhew, Trindle, Unman, Wittering, and Zigo (absent)...' The roll-call of Lower Vb at Chantry: it explains the title of the play, and the names of many of the characters.
(BBC recording: Third broadcast)


Writer: Giles Cooper
Production: Donald McWhinnie
The Headmaster: Anthony Viccars
John Ebony, just down from Oxford: Peter Howell
Cary Farthingale: John Sharp
Nadia, John's wife: Violet Loxley
Cuthbun, a clever little boy: David Franks
Cloistermouth, a giood little boy: Leonard Monaghan
Orris, a boy who is good at French: Jonathan Margetts
Bungabine, a buffoon of a boy: John Graham
Unman, a tiresome boy: Nigel Anthony
Libstrob, a lout of a boy: John Scott
Aggeridge, an athletic boy: Michael Walker
Terhew, an interesting boy: Anthony Adams
Wittering, a wrenched little boy: David Spenser
Trindle, a fly boy: Jean England
Winstanley, a very senior mathematics master: Will Leighton
Mrs Winstanley: Alice Esmie-Bell
Inspector: Harold Young


Dartington String Quartet Colin Sauer (violin* Peter Carter (violin) Keith LoveU (viola)
Michael Evans (cello)
Fifth of six programmes Including chamber music by Mendelssohn.


Violin: Colin Sauer
Violin: Peter Carter
Viola: Keith Loveu
Cello: Michael Evans

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