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DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Alfred Hitchcock
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
BBC Television

Face to Face

Carl Gustav Jung with John Freeman.
Professor Jung at eighty-four is one of the world's greatest living physicians and a founding father of modern psychology.
'My parents belonged to the later part of the Middle Ages'
'Death is psychologically just as important as birth'
'I submitted quite a lot of my dreams to Freud, and he to me'
'We are not of today or of yesterday; we are of an immense age'
'The only great danger that exists is man himself... we are the origin of all coming evil'
Filmed in Switzerland at his lakeside home near Zurich.
See page 4
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Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Peter Newington.

Tonight's programme includes:
William Golding
A film profile of the author of "Lord of the Flies" at his home in Salisbury.
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DESERT ISLAND DISCS

George Thalben-Ball
discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
BBC Television

Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.

Tonight's edition includes:
Conductor at Work
A recording of Colin Davis rehearsing a movement from a Mozart Symphony with the London Mozart Players.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.
(Colin Davis appears by permission of the Sadler's Wells Opera)
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Desert Island Discs

Benny Hill (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
BBC Television

After the Battle: 1: London

Edward R. Murrow reports.
A series of films in which distinguished war reporters return in peace to battlefields where once they told to a listening world the story of war.
The first of six programmes made by the BBC Film Unit.
See page 7
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DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Joan Sutherland
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
(Joan Sutherland broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
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Home for the Day

Two Generations: reflections on a changing way of life.
3 - In the coal mines.

How Conventional Are You?: Greta Lamb, Dodie Coates and Joan Yorke answer questions from Michael Brooke.

Personal Story: a professional man's wife tells of a turning point in her life.

Going to the Dentist: Robert Reid talks to dentists and others about some present difficulties.
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DESERT ISLAND DISCS

John Paddy Carstairs
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
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The Reith Lectures THE FUTURE OF MAN

by P. B. Medawar, C.B.E., F.R.S.
Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College in the University of London
6-The Future of Man
This last lecture presents the case for the uniqueness of man, and the technical grounds for believing that his future can be of his own making.
In the controversy between Darwinian and Lamarckian biologists, the latter argue that in certain circumstances ' acquired characteristics' can be inherited, so that the experience of the individual in a given environment ultimately becomes part of the genetical stock of the species. The Darwinians, on the other hand, maintain that environmental experience cannot change the genetic make-up of the individual: it merely triggers off already built-in patterns of behaviour. Modified forms of individual do appear only because the species as a whole ' learns' from the environment in the hard school of natural selection.
But the human brain introduces a new factor into this argument. Thanks to its unique characteristics man is released from the trammels of instinct: he can learn from experience and, more important, pass on what he has learned through a non-genetic form of inheritance. This opens up the possibility of a new kind of evolution, no less biological, but to which the laws of ordinary genetic inheritance no longer apply.
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Face to Face: Tony Hancock

with John Freeman.
"I was turned down for ENSA, you know. Oh yes, I've been around".
"I wanted to be the star of a school production of Gilbert and Sullivan. I was rejected. They put me in the chorus. My voice broke. I sounded like a duet between Lily Pons and Paul Robeson".
"My strongest critic is me".
"Humour is based on the idea of these apes we call mankind dressing up in bowler hats and trying to look dignified".
"Comedy is frustration, worry, boredom, misery, insomnia. All the things people suffer from. And I suffer".
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DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Léon Goossens
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
BBC Television

Face to Face

Henry Moore with John Freeman
"The first hole made through a piece of sculpture is a revelation... a hole can have as much shape meaning as a solid mass".
"It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tensions needed for his work".
"There is one quality I find in all the artists I admire most... a disturbing element, a distortion, giving evidence of a struggle of some sort".
"I'd rather have a piece of my sculpture... on a moor in a wild spot... than on the most beautiful building I can think of".
"The artist can only work through his own sensitivity. He should not lower his standards to please others or to make his work popularly understood".
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Desert Island Discs

Sir Arthur Bryant (in a recorded programme), discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island.
BBC Home Service Basic

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Russ Conway
discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
BBC Home Service Basic

At Home and Abroad

A twice-weekly survey of current affairs.

Speakers in the studio in London and from regional and overseas centres contribute news and views on the issues of today and tomorrow.
BBC Television

The People of Paradise: 1: The Land Divers of Pentecost

David Attenborough tells the story of The People of Paradise and of his recent journey through the South West Pacific In search of the vanishing customs and rituals of the South Seas.
BBC Television

The People of Paradise: 2: Cargo Cult

David Attenborough continues his story of The People of Paradise and of his recent journey through the South West Pacific in search of the vanishing customs and rituals of the South Seas.

In the New Hebrides he encounters a cult whose followers throw away all their money, set up imitation radio aerials, and build scarlet gates and crosses throughout the forests and volcanic plains of their island.
BBC Television

The People of Paradise: 4: The Outer Islands of Fiji

David Attenborough tells the story of The People of Paradise and of the Fijians who are said to have extraordinary powers over the creatures of the sea, being able to summon sharks and turtles from the depths of the ocean and by rituals to force lake fish to the surface.






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