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: A Listen and Learn Series: Background to Music: Harmony

A weekly series designed for enthusiasts of all ages who wish to extend their understanding and enjoyment of music.
Talk by Alec Robertson.
Next week: Denis Matthews talks about Variations


Speaker: Alec Robertson

: The World of Books

Introduced by Robin Holmes.

Special Notice: Lance Sieveking reviews Johnson and Boswell by Hesketh Pearson.

Writer Talking: Alastair Dunnett interviews Jerrard Tickell, who wrote Appointment with Venus. He has recently been working on three very different types of books-travel, biography, and fiction.

Library List: Diana Graves on some recent books.

Quotation: Stephen Potter reads from his new book Supermanship.

(The items are recorded)


Presenter: Robin Holmes Reviewer (Special Notice): Lance Sieveking
Interviewer (Writer Talking): Alastair Dunnett
Interviewee (Writer Talking): Jerrard Tickell
Speaker (Library List): Diana Graves
Reader (Quotation): Stephen Potter

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade.

Hugh Ottoway in 'Building a Library' suggests records of music by Shostakovich

Martin Cooper reviews some new orchestral records

B. J. Webb contributes the second of three talks on the choice of equipment


Presenter: John Lade
Speaker: Hugh Ottoway
Reviewer: Martin Cooper
Speaker: B. J. Webb

: Bridge Forum

Listeners' questions discussed by Terence Reese, Harold Franklin, a guest expert, and a listener who puts his own question.
This is one of the problems:
Dealer, North: love all:
North 1H East 2D
What should South bid, holding
[Spades] A 5 3; [Hearts] 7 4 2; [Diamonds] 4 9 8 6; [Clubs] A K 10


Panellist: Terence Reese
Panellist: Harold Franklin
Panellist: A guest expert [name uncredited]
Guest: A listener [name uncredited]

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.

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