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John Wolfe (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet) Edward Wilson (bassoon)
Jean Pougnet (violin) Anthony Pini (cello)


Oboe: John Wolfe
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Edward Wilson
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Cello: Anthony Pini


Humphry House speaks on symbolism in Pre-Raphaelite poetry
Fifth of a series of six talks


Unknown: Humphry House


Mass in B flat
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Gwen Hirst (contralto)
David Lloyd (tenor)
Lloyd Gwyther (bass)
Augmented Welsh Singers
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Idris Lewis


Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Contralto: Gwen Hirst
Tenor: David Lloyd
Bass: Lloyd Gwyther
Conducted By: Idris Lewis

: A story by Max Beerbohm ' NOT THAT I WOULD BOAST'

Adapted by Christopher Sykes
Other parts played by Eileen Hartly Hodder. Preston Lockwood , Bryan Powley , and Charles Maunsell
Production by Douglas Cleverdon


Adapted By: Christopher Sykes
Played By: Eileen Hartly Hodder.
Played By: Preston Lockwood
Played By: Bryan Powley
Played By: Charles Maunsell
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Max Beerbohm: James McKechnie
Felix Argallo: Dennis Arundell
Walter Ledgett: Charles E Stidwill
George Batford: Jonathan Field
Professor James FitzMaurice Kelly: William Trent
Mostyn Pigott: Heron Carvic
Nat Heinz: MacDonald Parke


Zara Nelsova (cello) Wilfrid Parry (piano)
Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Reginald Morley (violin)
Max Gilbert (viola)
Harvey Phillips (cello)


Cello: Zara Nelsova
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Reginald Morley
Viola: Max Gilbert
Cello: Harvey Phillips


A Meditation
Conducted by Canon Eric Abbott Dean of King's College, London
Music sung by students.of the College under the direction of the organist, the Rev. Harold Last


Conducted By: Canon Eric Abbott
Unknown: Rev. Harold Last


Eric Ashby , Professor of Botany at Manchester University, talks about the recent decree on biological research from the Soviet Academy of Sciences


Unknown: Eric Ashby


Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2 played by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Eugene Mravinskij


Conducted By: Eugene Mravinskij


Talk by Patrick O'Donovan '
The speaker was recently a foreign correspondent in the Near East


Talk By: Patrick O'Donovan

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.

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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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