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Gwen Catley (soprano)
Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano)
George James (bass)
London Baroque Ensemble
(first broadcast performance)
Programme arranged by Karl Haas


Soprano: Gwen Catley
Mezzo-Soprano: Flora Nielsen
Bass: George James
Arranged By: Karl Haas

: The Gathering Storm

Winston Churchill's memoirs reviewed by Sir Charles Webster

Today the first volume of Mr. Churchill's memoirs of the Second World War is published in this country under the title of "The Gathering Storm". It covers the years between the wars, and the war months of 1939-40 up to Mr. Churchill's appointment as Prime Minister.

(Sir Charles Webster, K.C.M.G., holds the Stevenson Chair of International History in London University.)


Subject: Winston Churchill
Presenter: Sir Charles Webster


sung by Engel Lund
Accompanied by Ferdinand Rauter


Sung By: Engel Lund
Accompanied By: Ferdinand Rauter


Rayner Heppenstall to
Strasbourg with Anthony Jacobs
Hugh Munro and Arthur Young
Production by the author


Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Hugh Munro
Unknown: Arthur Young


('The Departure')
Comedy opera in one act by Eugen d'Albert
Libretto by Count Sporck
Orchestra of the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk
Conducted by Walter Martin
Scene: the garden room of a castle in Central Germany. Time: towards the end of the eighteenth century


Unknown: Eugen D'Albert
Conducted By: Walter Martin
Gilfen: Hans Herbertfiedler
Luise his wife: Margot Guilleaume
Trott: Wilhelm Luckert

: SIR HARRY SMITH 1787-1860

Talk by A. P. Ryan
Sir Harry and his wife, Lady Smith, gave their names to places famous in South African history. Sir Harry served with British armies all over the world, and made himself sufficiently famous to be mentioned by Wellington and Thackeray.


Talk By: A. P. Ryan


Doda Conrad (bass)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
Loewenguth String Quartet
. String Quartet in B flat, Op. 18 No. 6
Mit einem gemalten Band. Op. 83 No. 8 Aus Goethe's Faust. Op. 75 No. 3 Seehs Lieder, Op. 48
In questa toniba oscura
String Quartet in F minor. Op. 96


Bass: Doda Conrad
Accompanist: Josephine Lee


Talk by Michael Bonavia on George Stephenson


Talk By: Michael Bonavia
Unknown: George Stephenson


by William Collins
Readers, Alastair Duncan and Alastair Bannerman


Readers: William Collins
Readers: Alastair Duncan
Readers: Alastair Bannerman

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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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