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A monthly magazine programme
The Voice of Irving
An attempted evocation of the legendary actor's voice by means of recordings, imitations, and appreciation.
The programme includes extracts from Irving's rendering of the opening speech of Richard III and of Wolsey's farewell speech (Henry VIII, Act 3 Scene 2, lines 428-457).
The Voice of Gielgud
How an actor's vocal rendering may evolve as shown by recordings made at different periods of his career.
Programme presented by Richard Bebb


Presented By: Richard Bebb

: A Listen and Learn Series BACKGROUND TO MUSIC

A weekly series designed for enthusiasts of all ages who wish to extend their understanding and enjoyment of music.
' The Ensemble '
Illustrated talk by Roger Fiske


Talk By: Roger Fiske


Introduced by Charles Crichton
In this edition:
Underftoor Heating: This relatively new technique is discussed by RICHARD Eve , A.R.I.B.A., an architect; J. B. DicK , F.INST.P., M.I.H.V.E.. a heating expert from the Building Research Station; and T. BEDFORD. D.sc., Ph.D., O.B.E., late of the Medical Research Council. R. F. WEAIRE , A.M.I.E.E., chairman of the Electrical Floor Warming Association, answers some of their points
New Books: EDWARD MILLS, F.R.I.B.A.. talks about some of the technical books recently published
News of the Week: by William Bryant and other items of technical and topical interest


Introduced By: Charles Crichton
Unknown: Richard Eve
Unknown: J. B. Dick
Unknown: T. Bedford.
Unknown: R. F. Weaire
Unknown: William Bryant

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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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