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: Jazz Session: The Memphis Jug Band

Interviews and records of members of a great folk jazz band.
Introduced by Paul Oliver.


Interviewees/Musicians: The Memphis Jug Band
Presenter: Paul Oliver

: Christian Outlook

Among this week's items are:

News Comment by Mark Gibbs.

Carols for Christmas: by Gordon Reynolds, with the Choir of St. Bride's, Fleet Street.

The Ministries of Women: 3: The Church Sister
R.T. Brooks enquires about vocations for women in the Churches.
At Billingham Presbyterian Church, Co. Durham.

(The last two items are recorded)


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

: For the Householder

Some common questions about insurance in the home.
Speaker, C. F. Trustam, Chairman of the British Insurance Association
(BBC recording)


Speaker: C. F. Trustam

: A Listen and Learn Series: The Living Shakespeare: 8: The Tragedies

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.

Scenes from King Lear
[Starring] Donald Wolfit

A speech from Hamlet
[Starring] John Humphrey

Speaker, John F. Danby, Professor of English Language and Literature, University College of North Wales, Bangor.

(BBC recording)
(Margaret Courtenay and John Humphrey broadcast by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust)


[Actor] (Scenes from King Lear): Donald Wolfit
Others taking part: Baliol Holloway
Others taking part: Godfrey Kenton
Others taking part: Gabriel Woolf
Others taking part: Rosalind Iden
Others taking part: Margaret Courtenay
[Actor] (A Speech from Hamlet): John Humphrey
Speaker: John F. Danby
Edited and produced by: Robert Gittings
Edited and 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.

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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