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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Ian Wallace
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Ian Wallace
Presenter: Virginia Stride
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Cricket: Sussex v. Middlesex

at Hove
See also BBC-1
(to 18.00)

: Line-Up

with Denis Tuohy
including the latest news.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy

: New Wave: 1: Youth in Revolt

Aspects of the French cinema
Written and produced by Colin Nears.
A series of four programmes on the younger generation of film-makers in France.
Introduced by Olivier Todd.


Writer/producer: Colin Nears
Presenter: Olivier Todd
Film Cameraman: Michel Menard
Film editor: David Painter
Programme consultant: Richard Roud

: The Pity of War

Was it for this the clay grew tall?
- O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth's sleep at all?
Wilfred Owen 1893-1918
His life and poetry introduced by C. Day Lewis.
Poems spoken by Peter Wyngarde and Alan Dobie
Excerpts from Owen's letters read by Keith Barron
See page 26


Presenter: C. Day Lewis
Reader: Peter Wyngarde
Reader: Alan Dobie
Reader: Keith Barron
Graphic Designer: Tom Taylor
Director: Jack Bond

: War Requiem

by Benjamin Britten.
Text from the Latin Mass for the Dead and poems by Wilfred Owen.
Direct from the Promenade Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Heather Harper soprano; Peter Pears tenor; Thomas Hemsley baritone
The Melos Ensemble
Conducted by Benjamin Britten

BBC Chorus and Choral Society
Boys from Emanuel School
Conductor, Christian Strover
London Philharmonic Choir
Conductor, Frederic Jackson
Simon Preston organ and chamber organ

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Meredith Davies
Introduced by Richard Baker.
See page 26
This concert is being broadcast in the Home Service


Composer/[Ensemble] conducted by: Benjamin Britten
Poet: Wilfred Owen
Soprano: Heather Harper
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Musicians: The Melos Ensemble
Singers: BBC Chorus and Choral Society
Singers: Boys from Emanuel School
Conductor: Christian Strover
Singers: London Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Frederic Jackson
Organ and Chamber organ: Simon Preston
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Meredith Davies
Presenter: Richard Baker
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Newsroom

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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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.

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