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Paul Taillefer (oboe)
André Dupont (clarinet) Andre Gabry (bassoon)


Oboe: Paul Taillefer
Clarinet: André Dupont
Bassoon: Andre Gabry


Old songs and dances of the mountains and valleys
Max Meill (tenor)
John Francis (piccolo)
Dennis Brain (horn) Colin Sauer (violin)
J. Edward Merrett (double-bass)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)


Tenor: Max Meill
Tenor: John Francis
Horn: Dennis Brain
Violin: Colin Sauer
Double-Bass: J. Edward Merrett
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver


Talk by D. N. Chester ,
Lecturer in public administration at Oxford University


Talk By: D. N. Chester


Presented and conducted by Virgilio Mortari with the Singers of the Chamber Opera Group: Rosanna Giancola (soprano)
Thea Santucci (soprano) Amedeo Berdini (tenor)
Ferdinando Li Donni (baritone) and the \ London Chamber Orchestra
' II Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda'
Dramatic madrigal in one scene
Text by Torquato Tasso
Music by Monteverdi
Scenes from
' L'Olimpiade *
Text by Metastasio
Music by Vivaldi
* II Maestro di Musica '
Opera in three scenes
Music by Pergolesi


Conducted By: Virgilio Mortari
Soprano: Rosanna Giancola
Soprano: Thea Santucci
Tenor: Amedeo Berdini
Baritone: Li Donni

: From Our Own Correspondent

A weekly talk on international affairs given by a BBC staff correspondent


Octet for strings, Op. 20 played by members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra:
Paul Beard , Thomas Peatfleld
Bernard Andrews , and Denis East
Harry Danks and Jacqueline Townshend (violas)
Peter Muscant and Frank Ford (cellos)


Unknown: Paul Beard
Unknown: Thomas Peatfleld
Unknown: Bernard Andrews
Violins: Harry Danks
Violins: Jacqueline Townshend
Violas: Peter Muscant
Violas: Frank Ford


Peter Ustinov (actor, playwright, and film producer) has been invited to criticise, as one of the younger men of the theatre, this week's dramatic productions in the Third Programme


Unknown: Peter Ustinov

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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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