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A story from ' A Sportsman's Sketches,' by Ivan Turgenev. Translated by Constance Garnett. Read by Sir Stephen Tallents


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.
Translated By: Constance Garnett.
Read By: Sir Stephen Tallents


French Music
BBC Singers
Conducted by Cyril Gell
Instrumental Ensemble
Susi Jeans (organ)
Fourth programme of a series devised by Susi Jeans. From Cleveland Lodge, Dorking, Surrey


Conducted By: Cyril Gell


A series of four talks by anthropologists and sociologists
3 — ' The Individual and His Society '
by Adam Curie , research worker in the Institute of Social Anthropology at Oxford


Unknown: Adam Curie


Peter Stadlen (piano)
Mewton-Wood (piano)
Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin) Leonard Dight. (violin), Watson Forbes (viola). John Moore (cello)
Part 1


Piano: Peter Stadlen
Violin: Leonard Dight.
Violin: Watson Forbes
Viola: John Moore


John Lawrence , who was Press attache at the British Embassy in Moscow from 1942 to 1945, compares Soviet and British methods of increasing production


Unknown: John Lawrence

: Dylan Thomas as Aristophanes with Esme Percy and John Chandos as his leading actors in ' ENEMY OF CANT '

A panorama of Aristophariic comedy written and produced by Louis MacNeice
Music by Antony Hopkins
This programme pays homage to a master of mockery and fantasy; illustrating his genius with scenes from most of his extant plays, including The Wasps, The Clouds, Peace, The Birds, and Lysistrata. From these emerge some striking parallels to our modern world. Aristophanes wrote most of his comedies during a bitter war, and remained throughout an enemy of cant, stupidity, and selfish imperialism


Produced By: Louis MacNeice
Music By: Antony Hopkins

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.

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