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Quartet in C, Op. 59 No. 3 (Rasumovsky) played by the Smetana String Quartet Jiri Novak (violin)
Lubomir Kostecky (violin) Milan Skampa (viola) Antonin Kohout (cello)


Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Lubomir Kostecky
Viola: Milan Skampa
Cello: Antonin Kohout


An analysis in French by Pierre Mendes-France introduced by Martin Harrison
Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford M. Pierre Mendes-France , perhaps the best known of French Prime Ministers since the war, recently made a public analysis of why he thinks France is facing one of the worst crises in her history, why France is perhaps on the brink of a civil war.
His statement, edited for broadcasting, is introduced by Martin Harrison , who is himself a student of French politics and co-author of De Gaulle's Republic.


Unknown: Pierre Mendes-France
Introduced By: Martin Harrison
Unknown: Oxford M. Pierre Mendes-France
Introduced By: Martin Harrison


A romance in commonplace by Louis MACNEICE
Michael Aldridge Mary. Wimbush
HaroldLang Christine. Finn in a new production of the programme first broadcast in 1952 Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Production by Louis MacNeice


Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Mary. Wimbush
Unknown: Haroldlang Christine.
Production By: Louis MacNeice
Roger: Michael Aldridge
Margaret: Mary Wimbush
Child: Denise Bryer
Cronk: Jon Rollason
The Joker: Harold Lang
Heliodora: Christine Finn
Herald: Godfrey Kenton
Nurse: Gudrun Ure


Hazel Schmid (soprano)
Nancy Thomas (contralto) Philip Todd (tenor)
Roger Stalman (bass)
Maria Korchinska (harp)
Leslie Pearson (organ)
London Orpheus Choir
Conductor, James Gaddarn
From St. Gabriel's Church. Cricklewood


Soprano: Hazel Schmid
Contralto: Nancy Thomas
Tenor: Philip Todd
Bass: Roger Stalman
Harp: Maria Korchinska
Harp: Leslie Pearson
Conductor: James Gaddarn

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