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: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.

: Children's Television: How Does It End?: Westward Ho!

by Charles Kingsley.
Another programme in the series on famous books.
Devised and introduced by Robert MacDermot.


Author (Westward Ho!): Charles Kingsley
Devised and introduced by: Robert MacDermot
Producer: Naomi Capon
Amyas Leigh: Ian Mullins
Frank Leigh, his brother: James Drake
Eustace Leigh, their cousin: Maurice Kaufmann
Ayacanora: Rosalind Moylan
Rose Salterne: Rosaline Haddon
Salvation Yeo: Kenneth MacKintosh

: Children's Television: Bandstand

Ransom and Marles Works Band
Conductor, David Aspinall
Introduced by Barrie Edgar.


Musicians: Ransom and Marles Works Band
Conductor: David Aspinall
Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Producer: John Vernon

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children

Jasmine Bligh introduces a programme specially designed for deaf children.


Presenter: Jasmine Bligh

: Lawn Tennis

from Wimbledon.

: Petticoat Influence

A comedy by Neil Grant.


Writer: Neil Grant

: Newsreel

: History in Gold and Silver

You are invited to Goldsmiths' Hall, in the City of London, to see an exhibition of Corporation Plate from England and Wales, and to hear something of the history of the goldsmith's craft.
Your guide is Basil Taylor.


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Researcher: Gavin Starey
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor played by Eileen Joyce with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
"It appeared that my concerto was worthless and unplayable, that the passages were manufactured and withal so clumsy as to be beyond correction, that the composition itself was bad, trivial and commonplace".
Thus, and in indignation, did Tchaikovsky describe how his first piano concerto was received by the great virtuoso-and his friend-Nicholas Rubinstein who lashed at the work until he resembled Zeus hurling thunder-bolts.
But despite this dismal debut the Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor has become the most celebrated-some would say the most notorious-in the repertoire. Rubinstein admitted that his immediate impression was wrong and eventually became the foremost exponent of the work in Europe.
He had called it 'unplayable' and not without cause. The score contains what Eric Blom has described as "fearful handfuls for the pianist to tackle, some terrifying runs in four octaves and many breakneck jumps....."


Pianist: Eileen Joyce
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Norman Del Mar
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Today on the Centre Court

A film of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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.

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