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Elizabeth Hongen (contralto) with David Martin (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin) Keith Cummings (viola)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Harold Beck (cello)
James W. Merrett (double bass)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord) Conducted by Trevor Harvey


Contralto: Elizabeth Hongen
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Keith Cummings
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Harold Beck
Cello: James W. Merrett
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey


An Experiment in Biography by Laurence Kitchin
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Part 1


Unknown: Laurence Kitchin
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon


Variations on an original theme,
Op. 21 No. 1 played by Backhaus (piano) on gramophone records


Claudio Arrau (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1


Piano: Claudio Arrau
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


again presents
Sir Joseph Halma and his friends
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Sir Joseph Halma
Production By: Tom Ronald


An unrehearsed discussion between Denis Johnston and Frank O'Connor


Unknown: Denis Johnston
Unknown: Frank O'Connor


Arranged and conducted by Nadia Boulanger
Flore Wendt (soprano)
Marie-Therese Holley (contralto)
Doda Conrad (bass) Gareth Morris (flute) Arthur Hedges (flute)
Terance Macdonagh (oboe)
Leonard Brain (oboe)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Archia Camden (bassoon) Marie Korchinska (harp)
Olive Zorian (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola) Norina Semino (cello)
J. Edward Merrett (double bass)
Nadia Boulanger
(harpsichord and piano)
The programme includes music by twelfth- and fourteenth-century composers, and by Galilei. Rameau, Boismortier, Mozart, Stravinsky. Lilt Boulanger, and Jean Françaix


Conducted By: Nadia Boulanger
Soprano: Flore Wendt
Contralto: Marie-Therese Holley
Bass: Doda Conrad
Flute: Gareth Morris
Flute: Arthur Hedges
Oboe: Terance MacDonagh
Oboe: Leonard Brain
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Bassoon: Archia Camden
Harp: Marie Korchinska
Violin: Olive Zorian
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Norina Semino
Unknown: J. Edward Merrett
Unknown: Nadia Boulanger
Unknown: Jean Françaix

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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