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: The Night Sky in August

by J. G. Porter, Ph.D., F.R.A.S.
Dr. Porter talks about the constellation Lyra and some interesting stars there.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: J. G. Porter

: The World of Books

A weekly magazine.
Introduced by Robin Holmes.

Writer Talking: J. H. Huizinga talks about his book Confessions of a European in England with Paul Ferris.

Special Notice: review of a new book.

Library List: Diana Graves comments on some recently published books.

Art Books and Coffee Tables: Michael Edwardes, an executive of a firm specialising in publishing art books, talks about how they are produced and who buys them.

(The first, third, and fourth items are recorded)


Presenter: Robin Holmes
Interviewee (Writer Talking): J. H. Huizinga
Interviewer (Writer Talking): Paul Ferris
Item presenter (Library List): Diana Graves
Item presenter (Art Books and Coffee Tables): Michael Edwardes

: Record Review

Joan Chissell in 'Building a Library' considers current recordings of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor.

Noel Goodwin reviews the recent issue of Carl Orff's Der Mond.

Introduced by John Lade.


Item presenter (Building a Library): Joan Chissell
Reviewer: Noel Goodwin
Presenter: John Lade

About this project

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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