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Symphony No. 5 in D played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor, Charles Groves


Conductor: Charles Groves


Talk by Dr. S. F. Nadel , Lecturer in Anthropology at the London School of Economics
Dr. Nadel discusses the uses made of anthropology in Colonial administration, and the possible dangers of applying the lessons learned from the study of primitive societies to a large, complex, industrial society such as our own


Talk By: Dr. S. F. Nadel


Piano Sonata in B flat
(posthumous) played by Henry Jolles


Played By: Henry Jolles


Extracts from Langland's poem
Arranged for broadcasting by Nevill Coghill
Produced by Stephen Potter
Principal readers:
Cecil Trouncer , Cathleen Nesbitt , and Valentine Dyall
This reading includes the famous vision of Christ's harrowing of Hell and the coming of the Anti-Christ, and the world in disaster seeking for Piers Plowman


Broadcasting By: Nevill Coghill
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Readers: Cecil Trouncer
Readers: Cathleen Nesbitt


Andre Marchal (organ)
BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Andre Marchal broadcasts from Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate


Unknown: Andre Marchal
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Andre Marchal


by William Shakespeare
Read in two parts by Robert Donat
Produced by Patric Dickinson
Part 1


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Robert Donat
Produced By: Patric Dickinson


Cello Sonata in F, Op. 99 played by Pierre Fournier (cello) with Ernest Lush (piano)


Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Ernest Lush

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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.

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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