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by John Milton
Read by Douglas Leach and Mathew Crosse. Produced by Patric Dickinson


Unknown: John Milton
Read By: Douglas Leach
Read By: Mathew Crosse.
Produced By: Patric Dickinson


Oda Slobodskaya (soprano)
Colin Horsley (piano)


Piano: Colin Horsley


1920 and 1947 Talk by Duncan S. Ballantine , Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston
This evening Mr. Ballantine examines the nature of ' 'normalcy' as understood by Americans, and compares the normalcy era of Harding's presidency (1920-23) with the situation in the United States today


Talk By: Duncan S. Ballantine

: ' ORFEO '



Written and produced by Louis MacNeice
A dramatisation of the famous story that appeared in ' The Golden Ass' of Apuleius in the second century A.D.-
Music by Antony Hopkins. played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra


Produced By: Louis MacNeice
Music By: Antony Hopkins.
King: William Trent
Queen: Vivienne Chatterton
First wicked sister: Betty Hardy
Second wicked sister: Curigwen Lewis
Psyche: Betty Linton
Venus: Martita Hunt
Cupid: Alan McClelland
Pan: Duncan McLntyre
Ceres: Susan Richards
Juno: Gladys Young
Mercury: Heron Carvic
Jupiter :: Andrew Churchman


Leonard Hirsch (violin)
James Whitehead (cello)
Harry Isaacs (piano)


Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Cello: James Whitehead
Piano: Harry Isaacs

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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