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: Lunch-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: Broadcast to Schools: The Magic Crystal Series: Alfred the Great

Mr. C.H. Driver


Speaker: C.H. Driver

: Welsh Pioneers in Pennsylvania

Mr. F. J. Harries


Speaker: F.J. Harries

: Writers of Greece: 9: Thucydides

Miss Kathleen Freeman

Thucydides has earned his place amongst the great writers of the world by a single work - the eight books of his 'History of the Peloponnesian War'. In this, the account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta, each with its allies, in the fifth century B.C., he not merely made the first effort known in Europe to achieve a truly scientific history; he constructed a complete and revealing picture of the intellectual background of the war, and the clash of ideas that made it inevitable. The speeches which he makes his characters deliver-though, strictly speaking, unhistorical - are invaluable for an understanding of the policy of the different statesmen and states. The Funeral Oration of Pericles, in particular, has become one of the most- famous prose elegies of all time.


Speaker: Kathleen Freeman

: S.B. from London

(10.10 Local News)

(to 23.00)

About this project

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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