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Introduced by George MacBeth This edition is entirely devoted to the theme of literary magazines and includes
Stephen Spender In conversation with Anthony Thwaite about Encounter, whose 100th number will be on sale next week
Vernon Scannell on the little magazines of the 40s and 60s. with par ticular reference to Outposts, whose
60th number is currently on sale
Alan Browniohn on the concept of a magazine to be spoken from a platform. with special reference to Live New Departures


Introduced By: George MacBeth
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: Alan Browniohn


Jack MacGowran
Murray Melvin
Patrick Magee in The Hostage by BRENDAN BEHAN with Mary O'Farrell
Celia Salkeld , Peggy Marshall A melodrama of Dublin life arranged for broadcasting by Dominic Behan and H. A. L. Craig
Two of the girls
Colette.......................Sally Travers
Other parts played by the cast
Songs arranged and directed by Kathleen O'Connor production by H. B. FORTUIN


Unknown: Jack MacGowran
Unknown: Murray Melvin
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Brendan Behan
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Celia Salkeld
Unknown: Peggy Marshall
Broadcasting By: Dominic Behan
Broadcasting By: H. A. L. Craig
Directed By: Kathleen O'Connor
Production By: H. B. Fortuin
Pat, caretaker of a lodging house: Jack MacGowran
Meg Dillon, lady of the house: Peggy Marshall
Bobo: Peggy Butt
Two of the boys Princess Grace: Billy Quinn
Rio Rita: Clifton Jones
Monsewer, owner of the house: Patrick Magee
Mr Mulleady: Denys Hawthorne
Miss Gilchrist, a social worker: Mary O'Farrell
I R A officer: Brian O'Higgins
Teresa a country girl: Celia Salkeld
Leslie, a British soldier: Murray Melvin
I R A Volunteer: Rio Fanning


Kyla Greenbaum (piano)
Fifth of twelve programmes to include most of Bartok's piano works


Piano: Kyla Greenbaum


by Herbert Butterfield
Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge
After considering various influences in the development of Western historiography, Professor Butterfield compares it with Chinese historical method.
A broadcast version of a lecture delivered in the School of Oriental and African Studies
: second broadcast


Unknown: Herbert Butterfield

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