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: A Listen and Learn Series: Background to Music: Musical Form: 1: Variations

A weekly series designed for enthusiasts of all ages who wish to extend their understanding and enjoyment of music.

An illustrated talk by Denis Matthews.

(Next week: Joseph Cooper on Fugue)


Speaker: Denis Matthews

: The World of Books

Introduced by Robin Holmes.

Writing the King's Life: John Wheeler-Bennett talks to Patricia Brent about how he approached and tackled the arduous and complicated work involved in his recent biography of King George VI.

Library List: Paul Ferris on some recent books.

Special Notice: J.B. Priestley reviews W. Somerset Maugham's new book of essays Points of View.

Quotation from Alexander's Path by Freya Stark

(The first three items are recorded)


Presenter: Robin Holmes
Interviewee (Writing the King's Life): John Wheeler-Bennett
Interviewer (Writing the King's Life): Patricia Brent
Item presenter (Library List): Paul Ferris
Reviewer (Special Notice): J.B. Priestley

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade.

Trevor Harvey in 'Building a Library' considers the current recordings of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

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


Presenter: John Lade
Reviewer (Building a Library): Trevor Harvey
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:
At love all, South deals and holds:
[Spades] A K Q J 10 9 8 4: [Hearts] - : [Diamonds] - : [Clubs] A J 10 9 8
What should he bid?


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

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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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