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Taking Viruses to Pieces by R. J. C. Harris, A.R.C.S., Ph.D. of the Division of Experimental
Biology and Virology,
Imperial Cancer Research Fund
Viruses are the smallest organisms that produce disease in plants, animals, and man. Recent research on the way in which they attack living cells has revealed that, for some of them at least, only part of the virus particle is necessary for infection.
Dr. Harris discusses some of the implications of the discovery that it is possible to take a virus particle to pieces.


Unknown: R. J. C. Harris, A.R.C.S., Ph.D.


Introduced by Roy Hay
W. F. Bewley once again gives listeners the benefit of a gardening doctor's advice. He is joined by Tom Maitland , a horticultural instructor from Somerset, and they discuss the preparations that can be made now to help to secure good crops in 1959


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: W. F. Bewley
Unknown: Tom Maitland


Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley
The Paris Motor Show: Gordon Wilkins gives his impressions direct from Paris
The Commercial Motor Show: A report from the industry by Sir Wililiam Black , chairman of the manufacturers' section of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
A Car is Born-3: Colin Neale , chief stylist to a leading manufacturer, talks about his work on a new model
The Insurance Consultant: Motor trade policies
It may be a Hard Winter: David Pratt. chief engineer of the Trans-antarctic Expedition, gives the first of three talks calling on his experiences to help you in the months ahead The week's motoring news
Edited by H. Saunders-Jacobs


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Gordon Wilkins
Unknown: Wililiam Black
Unknown: Colin Neale
Unknown: David Pratt.
Edited By: H. Saunders-Jacobs

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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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