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Keith Falkner (baritone)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Zorian String Quartet


Baritone: Keith Falkner
Accompanist: Frederick Stone

: A meeting to welcome SIR JOHN BOYD ORR

on his retirement from the Directorship of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations


Fantasia in C, Op. 17 played by Shulamith Shafir (piano)


Piano: Shulamith Shafir


Dylan Thomas speaks on the work of the Festival and. the reading of poetry aloud. Followed by the reading of poems by the winner and the runner-up
The English Festival of Spoken Poetry has been held annually for the past sixteen years. One of the primary aims of the organisation is to interest people in poetry which. in the words of Richard Church. ' is intended to be heard with the ear as well as seen with the eye'


Unknown: Dylan Thomas


by W. Somerset Maugham
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Produced by Val Gielgud


Unknown: W. Somerset Maugham
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Leonard Ardsley: Frederick Lloyd
Charlotte Ardsley: Mabel Terry Lewis
Eva: Grizelda Hervey
Lois: Ursula Howells
Ethel Bartlett: Joan Hart
Howard Bartlett: Leslie Bradley
Collie Stratton: Patrick Waddington
Wilfred Cedar: Ronald Simpson
Gwen Cedar: Ella Milne
Dr Prentice: Ivor Barnard
Gertrude !: Jane Cotton
Sydney Ardsley: Anthony Hawtrey


Oboe Concerto played by Leon Goossens
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Alceo Galliera on gramophone records


Played By: Leon Goossens
Conducted By: Alceo Galliera


Frank O'Connor reads his own short story


Unknown: Frank O'Connor

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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