By LAURENCE HOUSMAN and a little music
1. LEADING STRINGS
Queen Victoria ; Prince Albert
Scene One of the private apartments at Windsor Castle, 1841, at 10 o'clock in the morning.
2. HIS FAVOURITE FLOWER
(A political myth explained)
Scene: In the bedroom of the statesman; about 1880.
3. A GREAT RELIEF
Sir Henry Ponsonby
Scene: Queen Victoria's private apartment at Buckingham Palace, March 3, 1894.
Plays produced by CYRIL WOOD
In these days of political perplexity and international uncertainty, it is perhaps refreshing and, maybe, illuminating to look upon the great political figures of the past.
'The Victorian Era,' says Mr. Housman, 'has ceased to be a thing of yesterday it has become history..... Why should I trouble to resuscitate these Victorian remains? My answer is because I myself am Victorian, and because the Victorianism to which I belong is because the so rapidly into history, henceforth to present to the world a colder aspect than that which endears it to my own mind .... Under this rose shaded lamp of history, domestically designed, I would have these old characters look young again, or not at least as though they belonged to another age.'
As the title indicates, the plays will be interspersed with a little music.
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.
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.