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George Zukerman (bassoon)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra Leader, Max Salpeter
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord continuo) Conductor, Boyd Neel


Bassoon: George Zukerman
Leader: Max Salpeter
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Conductor: Boyd Neel


by C. J. Hamson
Professor of Comparative Law in the University of Cambridge
Are the powers of the police excessive? Are the remedies against them adequate and sufficiently accessible? Professor Hamson considers these questions in the light of recent cases, and he compares the practice here with that in France. : second broadcast


Unknown: C. J. Hamson


Poems chosen and introduced by Anthony Thwaite
Readers: Marius Goring
Olive Gregg , Gary Watson
: second broadcast


Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Readers: Marius Goring
Readers: Olive Gregg
Unknown: Gary Watson


Camille Maurane (baritone)
Frederick Stone (piano)


Baritone: Camille Maurane
Piano: Frederick Stone


by M. I. Finley
M. I. Finley , Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, considers some of the problems of policy and leadership, of decisions and responsibility for them, inherent in the democracy that came into being in late 6th-century Athens.
A broadcast version of a lecture given earlier this year to the Hellenic Society in London.


Unknown: M. I. Finley
Unknown: M. I. Finley


A radio script by William Glen-Doepel from the novel by EÇA DE QUEIROZ translated by Roy Campbell with Rachel Gurney , Robert Stephens
Catherine Lacey , Richard Pasco
Eca de Queiroz (1843-1900), Portugal's greatest novelist, wrote Cousin Bazilio in 1877, while resident at Bristol as Portuguese Consul. He was a disciple of F!aubert, and as a study of the ravages wrought by passion in a romantic soul, Cousin Bazilio can be set beside Madame Bovary.
Other parts played by Barbara Mitchell. Philip Morant and Charles Simon
Piano played by Cicely Hoye
; second broadcast


Script By: William Glen-Doepel
Translated By: Roy Campbell
Unknown: Rachel Gurney
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Catherine Lacey
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Cousin Bazilio
Unknown: Madame Bovary.
Played By: Barbara Mitchell.
Played By: Philip Morant
Played By: Charles Simon
Played By: Cicely Hoye
Luiza: Rachel Gurney
Jorge: Richard Pasco
Juliana: Catherine Lacey
Leopoldina: Margaret Whiting
Councillor: Denys Biakelock
Sebastian: Michael Gwynn
Bazilio: Robert Stephens
Reynaldo: John Graham
Joanna: Ann Bell
Castro: Philip Leaver


Prelude and Theme with Variations played by Kai Laursen (unaccompanied violin) on a gramophone record


Played By: Kai Laursen

: Closedown

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