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: The World of Books

A weekly magazine
Introduced by Robin Holmes
THE TRANSLATOR: a talk by Edward Hyams , who translates books from the French
WRITER TALKING: Anthony Watkins talks about "The Sea My Hunting Ground", his account of a shark-fishing enterprise in Scottish waters, with Alastair Dunnett
LIBRARY LIST: Paul Ferris comments on some recently published books
SPECIAL NOTICE: a review of a new book
(The second and third items are recorded)


Introduced By: Robin Holmes
Talk By: Edward Hyams
Unknown: Anthony Watkins
Unknown: Alastair Dunnett
Unknown: Paul Ferris


Malcolm Macdonald in ' Building a Library' considers current recordings of Schubert's Octet and Mark Lubbock reviews some recent issues of operetta
Introduced by Julian Herbage


Unknown: Malcolm MacDonald
Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Introduced By: Julian Herbage

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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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