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CHARLES Fox discusses and illustrates with records the way in which Charlie Mingus and other jazz composers have attempted to strike a balance between the element of improvisation and the formal demands of the composition


Unknown: Charles Fox
Unknown: Charlie Mingus


First of two talks on political attitudes in independent Africa
Lecturer in Political Science, Makerere University College. Uganda
' Among many transformations which the peoples of Africa are undergoing is a distinct revolution in self-evaluation.' The speaker believes that the new African self-image is best characterised by ' innocence,' in certain senses which show it to be both a reaction and a challenge to the former colonial powers.


A play for radio by Bernard Kops with Cyril Shaps
Michael Crawford , Jane Asher
Other parts played by Adrian Brine and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company
Music composed and conducted by JOHN BECKETT Produced by MICHAEL BAKEWELL


Unknown: Bernard Kops
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Jane Asher
Played By: Adrian Brine
Conducted By: John Beckett
Produced By: Michael Bakewell
Mr Lemming: Cyril Shaps
Mrs Lemming: Natalie Kent
Norman: Michael Crawford
Mr Jones: Ronald Baddiley
Mrs Jones: Margery Wither'S
Iris: Jane Asher


Gareth Morris (flute) Sidney Sutcllffe (oboe)
Bernard Walton (clarinet) Alan Civil (horn)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)

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