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A Case of Champagne by A. G. Guest
Fellow of University College, Oxford Champagne from France is champagne —that is clear. But is ' Spanish champagne ' properlv so called? A recent High Court case deciding this question is used bv Mr. Guest to illustrate his examination of rights in trade names and whether current claims to these rights are becoming excessive.


by HENRY REED with Hugh Burden and Settings of Schopenhauer and • Don't hurt myheart composed and played by DONALD SWANN
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
A new production of the programme first broadcast on September 7, 1953


Unknown: Henry Reed
Played By: Donald Swann
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Herbert Reeve, a scholar: Hugh Burden
Stephen Shewin brother of the novelist: Carleton Hobbs
Connie Shewin, his: Wife Cherrell
Muffy: Vivienne Chatterton
The Misses: Adela Burkley
The Misses: Betty Burkley
The Misses: Janette Richer
The Misses: Marjorie Westbury
Richard Shewin's valet: Frank Duncan
T H Powers, another novelist: Norman Shelley
Lady Blackie: Betty Hardy
Hilda Tablet, a composeress: Mary O'Farrell
Elsa: Marjorie Westbury
Miss Rich: Cécile Chevreau
Nancy Shewin, sister-in-law of the novelist: Dorothy Primrose
Janet, her daughter: Gwen Cherrell
Owen,her daughter,a few of her sons: Denis Quilley
Anthony Reese and M. Westbury Narrative prose: Frank Duncan


Choir of St. Andrew's Church Kingsbury
Conducted by Barry Rose
From St. Gabriel's Church. Cricklewood, London


Conducted By: Barry Rose


and his Orchestral Variations
HUGH WOOD introduces fragments from a talk by Schoenberg broadcast from Frankfurt on March 22, 193 in which he discussed his Orchestral Variations, Op. 31


by John Hale of Jesus College, Oxford
A new translation of Machiavelli's The Prince was published in March.
: second broadcast

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