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L'Asino d'oro for baritone and orchestra
Sesto Bruscantini (baritone)
Symphony Orchestra of Radiotelevisdone Italiana
Conducted by Sergiu Celibidache Recording made available by courtesy of Radiotelevisione Italiana , Rome


Baritone: Sesto Bruscantini
Conducted By: Sergiu Celibidache
Unknown: Radiotelevisione Italiana


A series of three talks and three discussions by philosophers
3:Acts of Will and Responsibilityby H. L. A. Hart
Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford


Unknown: H. L. A. Hart


Toccata nona; Partite sopra La
Monicha (Frescobaldi)
Suite in D minor (Purcell) Up tails all (Farnaby) on gramophone records


A radio play from the novel by MURIEL SPARK
Script and production by Christopher Holme
Muriel Spark's novel is a comedy about death. Its principal characters are aged people. Death and old age are not funny, and they are not derided. What Muriel Spark does make fun of, like any comic artist, is the behaviour of human beings, here given a special pungency by the constant nearness of death.
Memento Mori
: second broadcast followed by an interlude at 7.55


Novel By: Muriel Spark
Production By: Christopher Holme
Jean Taylor: Fay Compton
Dr Alec Warner: Geoffrey Wincott
Dama Lettie Colston: Barbara Couper
Godfrey Colston: Baliol Holloway
Charmian Piper (Mrs Colston): Eleanor Darling
Eric Colston: Derek Birch
Mrs Pettigrew: Betty Hardy
Mrs Anthony: Coral Fairweather
Gwen: Sheila Grant
Guy Leet: Will Leighton
Percy Mannering: Norman Shelley
Olive Mannering!: Jean England
Janet Sidebottome: Mary Morrell
Tempest Sidebottome: Gwen Day Burroughs
Ronald Sidebottome: George Hagan
Detective Inspector: Edgar Norfolk
Detective Inspector: Henry Mortimer
Emmeline Mortimer: Gladys Spencer


Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)
BBC Scottish Orchestra Leader, Peter Gibbs
Conductor, Norman Del Mar
From the Usher Hall, Edinburgh Part 1


Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Leader: Peter Gibbs
Conductor: Norman Del Mar


Written by H. V.S. PAGE
Delivered by Hugh Burden
The only place left to us where we can say what we would like to say, or what we would like others to say to us, without embarrassment is the bathroom. These Lectures in blank verse are possible examples of this uninhibited expression. They are addressed to an imaginary audience on Speech Day, at Chapel, and at the Company Annual Dinner.


Written By: H. V.S. Page
Unknown: Hugh Burden


Part 2


The fifth of six programmes
Readings from the works of Lord Byron and W. H. Auden
Readers : V. C. Clinton-Baddeley and Denis McCarthy


Readers: W. H. Auden
Unknown: C. Clinton-Baddeley
Unknown: Denis McCarthy


Quartet in G. Op. 54 No. 1
Quartet in G minor, Op. 74 No. 3 Amadeus String Quartet
Norbert Brainln , Siegmund Nisset Peter Schidlof. Martin Lovett
: third broadcast


Unknown: Norbert Brainln
Unknown: Siegmund Nisset
Unknown: Peter Schidlof.
Unknown: Martin Lovett

: Closedown

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