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: Jazz Session: Duke Ellington Speaking

in an informal conversation with Charles Melville.
(BBC recording)


Interviewee: Duke Ellington
Interviewer: Charles Melville

: Christian Outlook

A weekly programme of Christian news and comment.
Among this week's items are:

News Comment by Mark Gibbs, Editor of Christian Comment

Carols for Christmas: Gordon Reynolds talks about some newer little-known carols and - with the help of the Choir of St. Bride's - shows how, as he thinks, they should be sung.

The Ministries of Women: 1: The Diocesan Sunday Schools Adviser
R. T. Brooks enquires about vocations for women in the churches.

(The last two items are recorded)


Speaker (News Comment): Mark Gibbs
Speaker (Carols for Christmas): Gordon Reynolds
Singers (Carols for Christmas): The Choir of St. Bride's
Reporter (The Ministries of Women): R.T. Brooks

: For the Householder: The Cost of Owning Your Home

A solicitor, Pamela Deedes, examines some of the expenses for householders that are often underestimated-expenses such as Schedule A income tax, insurance, and rates.


Presenter: Pamela Deedes

: A Listen and Learn Series: The Living Shakespeare: 6: The Comedies

Ten programmes in which leading scholars and men and women of the theatre speak about various aspects of Shakespeare's life and work, illustrated by excerpts from his plays and poems.

Speeches and scenes from 'Love's Labour's Lost', 'The Merchant of Venice', 'As You Like It'
[Starring] Margaret Leighton and Tony Britton

Speeches from The Merry Wives of Windsor
[Starring] Felix Felton

(BBC recording)


Speaker: Richard David
Edited and produced by: Robert Gittings
Edited and produced by: John Allen
[Actress]: Margaret Leighton
[Actor]: Tony Britton
[Actor]: Felix Felton
Also taking part: Cameron Miller
Also taking part: Jane Barrett

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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.

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.

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