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This Island Now by G. M. Carstairs Professor of Psychological Medicine in the University of Edinburgh 4: The Changing Role of Women
During this century there have been radical changes in the role of women in our society. They have created psychological problems in family life which are only beginning to be recognised now. Sunday's broadcast (Home)
Fifth lecture. Living and Partly Living: December 9 (Home), December 11 (Third)
These lectures are being printed in ' The Listener '


Unknown: G. M. Carstairs


A Charm of Lullabies
A cradle song
The Highland Balou Sephestia 's lullaby A charm
The nurse's song
Songs from the Chinese. Op. 58
The big chariot The old lute
The autumn wind The herd boy Depression Dance song
HELEN Watts (contralto) Benjamin Britten (piano) PETER PEARS (tenor)
JULIAN BREAM (guitar) Third of a series of programmes
Next programme. On this Island and Seven Michel angelo Sonnets: December 11
First London performance of Britten's War Requiem, presented by the Third Programme in Westminster Abbey: Thursday at 8.0


Unknown: Balou Sephestia
Contralto: Helen Watts
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Piano: Seven Michel


Four talks by ANGUS WILSON based on his recent Northcliffe Lectures at London University
1: The Central Tradition-
Richardson to Jane Austen
In this talk Mr. Wilson discusses his interest in transcendent good and evil in the novel and its appearance and disappearance in eighteenth-century fiction.
See page 21
The Central Tradition: George Eliot to Virginia Woolf: Dec. 10


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: George Eliot


Ernesto Mampaey (violin) Sophie Hagemann (viola) Hans Meizer (cello)
Ernest Groschel (piano)


Viola: Sophie Hagemann
Cello: Hans Meizer
Piano: Ernest Groschel


or Jonah and the Whale
The medieval poem rendered into modern English verse with an introduction by BRIAN STONE Reader, VALENTINE DYALL
Patience (anon., fourteenth century) is didactic in intention but often dramatic in treatment. One of the most brilliant of the ' non-Chaucerian ' poems and an example of the late alliterative school of north-west England, it survived in a single Ms copy which was not rediscovered until the nineteenth century.


Reader: Brian Stone


Concerto for organ string orchestra and timpani MAURICE DURUFLE (organ) FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by GEORGES PRETRE on a gramophone record


Conducted By: Georges Pretre

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