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Frederick Grinke (violin)
Edith Vogel (piano)


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Edith Vogel


Kenneth Wheare , Professor of Government at Oxford, broadcasts on two themes that he thinks are closely connected: the strength and viability of the Commonwealth, and the Importance of a N. Atlantic defence pact


Unknown: Kenneth Wheare


First of four concerts of music from his operas, devised by Anthony Lewis
'Orlando': Act 2
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough
' Sosarme,' Act 2: December 6


Unknown: Anthony Lewis
Harpsichord: Joseph Saxby
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough


A portrait of the Plague of London, 1665
Compiled and written from contemporary sources by Terence Tiller
(Continued in next column)
Other parts played by Patience Collier , Joan Duan , Helen Miller , Charles Lamb , and James Woodburn
Produced by Leonard Cottrell


Unknown: Terence Tiller
Played By: Patience Collier
Played By: Joan Duan
Played By: Helen Miller
Played By: Charles Lamb
Played By: James Woodburn
Produced By: Leonard Cottrell
Preacher: Deryck Guyler
Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
First woman: Beatrice Varley
Second woman: Betty Hardy
Third woman: Yootha Joyce
First man: Eric Lugg
Second man: David Kossoff
Third man: Ernest Sefton
Beggar: Douglas Seale
Crier: Andrew Churchman
Solomon Eagle: Ivor Barnard
Madman: Robert Farquharson
Nurse: Susan Richards
First reader: Nicolette Bernard
Second reader: Abraham Sofaer
Third reader: Bruce Belfrage


Julian Symons reviews the early work of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound
See also Saturday at 6.0


Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Ezra Pound


Sylvia Fisher (soprano)
Ernest Lush (accompanist)
Amadeus String Quartet
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1 Songs:
Auf dem Kirchhofe; Nachklang: Der Tod das ist die kühle Nacht; Standchen; Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer; Der Schmied
String Quintet in G, Op. 111


Soprano: Sylvia Fisher
Accompanist: Ernest Lush
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz


Winston Churchill 's memoirs reviewed by Sir Charles Webster


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Reviewed By: Sir Charles Webster

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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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