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: Arnold Bax

Sonata for viola and piano played by Watson Forbes (viola)
Alan Richardson (piano)


Viola: Watson Forbes
Piano: Alan Richardson


by Anton Chekhov
Adapted for broadcasting by Barbara Burnham from the translation by George Calderon
Produced by E. J. King Bull


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Broadcasting By: Barbara Burnham
Translation By: George Calderon
Produced By: E. J. King
Irina Arkadina, an actress: Joan Swinstead
Peter Sorin her brother: Leon Quartermaine
Constantine Treplieff, her son: Anthony Jacobs
Nina Zarietchnaya, daughter of a rich landowner: Claire Bloom
Ilia Shamraeff, manager of Sorin's estate: Cecil Trouncer
Pautina, his wife: Joan Matheson
Masha, their daughter: Betty Baskcomb
Eugene Dorn, doctor: Nigel Fitzgerald
Simon Medviedenko schoolmaster: Tom Clarkson
Boris Trigorin author: Francis Lister


Six Sonatas
played by Rena Kyriakou (piano)


Piano: Rena Kyriakou


A programme on the occasion of this exhibition, organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, at present being held in London


Leon Goossens (oboe)
Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Hirsch )
Conducted by Eugene Goossens
Part 1


Oboe: Leon Goossens
Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens


by Jonathan Curling
A talk on the importance of the unicorn in the bestiary of classical and medieval myth, as well as its more practical contribution to medicine and magic


H. M. Howgrave-Graham , who was for nearly twenty years Secretary of Scotland Yard, analyses the relations of police and public
He claims that the British police system has managed to combine discipline and efficiency without sacrificing a democratic sanction derived from the people


Unknown: H. M. Howgrave-Graham


Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4 played by the Martin String Quartet
Fourth of a series of programmes in which all Beethoven's string quartets are to be played.'


La Damoiselle élue
Odette Ricquier (soprano)
Jeanne Guyla (soprano)
Chorus of women's voices from the Chorale St. Gervais
Pasdeloup Orchestra
Conducted by Piero Coppoia on gramophone records


Soprano: Odette Ricquier
Soprano: Jeanne Guyla
Conducted By: Piero Coppoia

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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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