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ALFRED DELLER (counter-tenor)
Leader, Henry Datyner Conducted by GEORGE MALCOLM
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1


Violin: Tessa Robbins
Violin: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Leader: Henry Datyner
Conducted By: George Malcolm
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: Heredity - Myth or Model?

by John Linsie
Nowadays 'heredity' is often equated with 'genetics': the whole process of transmission is reduced to just one physical method. Perhaps the concept needs to be revived. Sir Francis Galton's work on Hereditary Genius demonstrates the possibilities and the pitfalls.


Speaker: John Linsie


Part 2


by Jacques Perret and Jean Forest
Translated from the French by HUMPHREY HARE with Heron Carvic , Hugh Burden and Maurice Denham
Cast in order of speaking:
Market porters, drinkers (light and heavy), policemen, art connoisseurs, and taxi-drivers: Wilfred Babbage , Earle Grey Timothy Harley , Sidney Keith Edgar Norfolk , Lewis Stringer and Blaise Wyndham
Music for the cello composed by HUMPHREY SEARLE and played by WILLEM DEMONT
Produced by DAVID THOMSON Second broadcast


Unknown: Jacques Perret
Unknown: Humphrey Hare
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Earle Grey
Unknown: Timothy Harley
Unknown: Sidney Keith
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Blaise Wyndham
Composed By: Humphrey Searle
Played By: Willem Demont
Produced By: David Thomson
Narrator ,: Heron Carvic
Langlumg, a clarinettist: Maurice Denham
Taupin, a cellist: Hugh Burden
Madame Taupin, his wife: Martina Mayne
Madame Bulle, his mother-in-law: Cecile Chevreau
Patron of the bistro: Philip Leaver
Steamroller driver: Peter Claughton
Patron of the cafe: Graham Crowden

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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