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A weekly review of the arts
Private Worlds in the Cartoon
† RICHARD WOLLHEIM has talked to DONALD PARKER , whose cartoons have been appearing on the back of the New Statesman, and to STAN HAYWARD, advertising man and scenarist of animated films, the most recent. Love Me, Love Me, Love Me


Unknown: Richard Wollheim
Unknown: Donald Parker


Mass in five parts sung by the SCHOLA POLYPHONICA
Director, HENRY WASHINGTON From Brompton Oratory,


† MARJORIE GRENE , Lecturer in Philosophy, Queen's University, Belfast, takes a second look at this vexed question and discusses two recent examples of biological advance


Unknown: Marjorie Grene

: There Will Come Soft Rains

Based on the short story by Ray Bradbury Adapted and produced by Nesta Pain with Joan Miller and David King-Wood
Music composed and conducted by Antony Hopkins
In an area of destruction, empty of human life, mechanical activity of a kind still persists.... for a time. and


Author: Ray Bradbury
Adapted by/Producer: Nesta Pain
Music composed and conducted by: Antony Hopkins
Commentator: David King-Wood
The Woman: Joan Miller
Singer: Ann Dowdall
Singer: John Carol Case


Gareth Morris (flute)
Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe)
Bernard Walton (clarinet) Gwydion Brooke (bassoon) Alan Civil (horn)
Norman Kay , now in his thirties, studied with Gordon Jacob at the Royal College of Music. His Wind Quintet, completed in 1960, is in four movements: Allegro moderato, Interlude, Lento tranquillo, and Allegro moderato.


Flute: Gareth Morris
Oboe: Sidney Sutcliffe
Clarinet: Bernard Walton
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Unknown: Norman Kay
Unknown: Gordon Jacob


Two illustrated talks by PETER CROSSLEY-HOLLAND
1: The Lamaist Monasteries
In the spring of last year Peter Crossley-Holland visited the Himalayas where he stayed among the Tibetan communities in Little Tibet (Ladak), Sikkim. and West Bengal. He has made a special study of the instrumental and vocal music both in the monasteries and among the people, and has brought back recordings which throw new light on their ancient culture. Second broadcast


Unknown: Peter Crossley-Holland

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