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What's New?
Ken Sykora reviews some recent jazz records and books


A weekly programme of Christian news and comment
Among this week's items are:
' The Vision of William Blake ': Desiree Hirst talks about the new film, made by the British Film Institute as part of the Blake bicentenary celebrations, now showing at the Academy Cinema. London. This item includes music composed by Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams for the film. She also examines the words of Blake's ' New Jerusalem,' with illustrations from the musical settings by Parry and Vaughan Williams
Report from Israel: it is hoped to include a contribution from one of the Church leaders invited by the Israeli government this month to examine the situation of religious bodies in that country
What hymn shall we choose": Dr. George Thalben-Ball with the BBC Singers. (The last of the current series on hymn-singing)
News Comment: by the Rev. A. W. Dowle


Unknown: William Blake
Talks: Desiree Hirst
Unknown: Rev. A. W. Dowle


What Goes Into Modem Paints?
Durability, resistance to weather or chemical contacts, powers of obliteration and adhesion are among the factors to be considered when manufacturing paint. David Roe describes the various materials of which paint is composed and examines their effects on the finished product

: A Listen and Learn Series THE LIVING SHAKESPEARE

Ten programmes in which leading scholars and men of the theatre speak about various aspects of Shakespeare's life and work, illustrated by excerpts from his plays and poems.
The Shape of Shakespeare's Plays
Speaker, Richard David who as a publisher has been associated for many years with the New Cambridge Shakespeare
Editing the Texts
Speaker, J. Dover Wilson
C.H., Litt.D.
Hon. Fellow of Gonville and Caius College,
Editor of the New Cambridge Shakespeare
Edited and produced by Robert Gittings andJohn Allen


Unknown: Richard David
Unknown: J. Dover Wilson
Produced By: Robert Gittings
Produced By: John Allen

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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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