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: Enid Purdie

her gramophone her piano and herself


Pianist: Enid Purdie

: The Deacon and the Jewess

A play by H.F. Rubinstein.
The scene is Oxford Jewry in September, 1221
(to 16.00)


Author: H.F. Rubinstein
Production: Eric Crozier
Benedict the Pointer, Jew of Oxford: Abraham Sofaer
Hannah, his sister: Olive Walter
Vives: Rollo Gamble
Simon: Albert Lieven
Leo: Hilary Pritchard
Joia: Elizabeth Greenhill
Gilbert, a student: Martin Walker
Robert, a deacon: Reginald Tate
Winifred, a maidservant: Hilda Schroder

: Szigeti

playing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, with the BBC Television Orchestra, conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Violinist: Joseph Szigeti
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

: Film: The Plow that Broke the Plains

Written and directed by Pare Lorentz.


Writer/director: Pare Lorentz
Music: Virgil Thompson

: Bee for Boulestin

or 'Blind-Man's-Buffet'
Does food taste the same when you cannot see it? Could you tell blindfold if you are eating Gruyere or Gorgonzola? Marcel Boulestin, Robin Adair, and a company of well-known gourmets hope to find out.
(to 22.40)


Presenter: Marcel Boulestin
Guest: Robin Adair
Presentation: Mary Adams

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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.

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.

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