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: A Listen and Learn Series BACKGROUND TO MUSIC

A weekly series designed for enthusiasts of all ages who wish to extend their understanding and enjoyment of music
First of two illustrated talks by Alec Robertson


Unknown: Alec Robertson


Introduced by Robin Holmes
WRITER TALKING: Harlow Shapley talks about his book Of Men and Stars with Patrick Moore
QUOTATION from The Naked Face of Genius. Beta Bartok 's last years, by Agatha Fassett , read by Mary Wim bush
LIBRARY List: Diana Graves on some recent books
SPECIAL NOTICE: review of a new book
(The first three items are recorded)


Introduced By: Robin Holmes
Talks: Harlow Shapley
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Beta Bartok
Unknown: Agatha Fassett
Read By: Mary Wim

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
Joseph Cooper considers the current recordings of Beethoven's ' Emperor ' Concerto
Edward Greenfield reviews some recent operatic records


Introduced By: John Lade
Introduced By: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Edward Greenfield


Questions sent in by listeners are discussed by Terence Reese , Harold Franklin , a guest expert, and a listener who puts his own question
This is one of the problems:
Dealer, West: game to North-South
South West North East
? IS 2C No
What should South bid, holding
♠10: ❤A 10 7 6 4 ♦85:♣A10


Unknown: Terence Reese
Unknown: Harold Franklin

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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.

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