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: The World of Books

A weekly magazine
Introduced by Robin Holmes

Writer Talking: a conversation between Dame Edith Sitwell and Gilbert Harding
Dame Edith's 'Collected Poems' appeared recently

Library List: comment by Leslie Paul on some recent books

Quotation: short extracts from 'Day of Infamy: Pearl Harbour, December 7, 1941' by Walter Lord, read by Guy Kingsley Poynter

Special Notice: a review of a new book

(BBC recording)


Presenter: Robin Holmes
Interviewee (Writer Talking): Dame Edith Sitwell
Interviewer (Writer Talking): Gilbert Harding
Speaker (Library List): Leslie Paul
Author ('Day of Infamy: Pearl Harbour, December 7, 1941'): Walter Lord
Reader (Quotation): Guy Kingsley

: Record Review

Trevor Harvey in 'Building a Library' considers the current recordings of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Martin Cooper and Mark Lubbock review some recent vocal and light orchestral records

Introduced by John Lade


Presenter: John Lade
Reviewer: Trevor Harvey
Reviewer: Martin Cooper
Reviewer: Mark Lubbock

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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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