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: Stereophony

The Network Three transmitters, both medium-wave and VHF, will be used for one channel (left) and the BBC's television sound transmitters for the other (right)
Gramophone records of a movement from
Liszt's A Faust Symphony played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. and of an operatic aria sung by Joan Sutherland (soprano) and a recording of the Lou Whiteson Orchestra


Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Soprano: Joan Sutherland

: Music of the Masters

Conductor. George HURST
Overture: Cockaigne
(In London Town)
Symphony No. 5
(From the New World)
3.26 app.
Four Transcendental Studies:
No. 12 in B flat minor No. 8. in C minor No. 5. in B flat
No. 10, in F minor
Sunt lacrymae rerum
3.53 app.
Prelude to Act 3: Dance of the Apprentices; Procession of the Masters (The Mastersingers)
Forest Murmurs (Siegfried) The Ride of the Valkyries


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst
Piano: Valerie Tryon

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.

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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.

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