by Dr. Jonathan Swift
Produced by D. G. Bridson
The Three Dialogues that make up Dean Swift's ' Polite Conversation ' are intended to give satirical samples of the fashionably affected speech of the time. The cliches and catch phrases that they retail, however, make up a fascinating study of conversational usage in the Augustan Age
Sir John Linger:
First of a new series following a condensed version of the original twenty-five programmes.
Talk by Phyllis Bentley
Today is the centenary of the death of Anne Bronte , the most neglected member of a remarkable family. Phyllis Bentley discusses the work of ' Acton Bell,' and shows that the youngest Bronte, though overshadowed by the more robust talents of her two sisters, has herself a good claim to be considered a minor classic
Song-cycle by Gerald Finzi
Poems by Thomas Hardy
Robert Irwin (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)
Summer Schemes; When I set out for Lyonesse; Waiting both; The Phantom: So I have fared; Rollicum-Rorum : To Lizbie Browne : The Clock of the Years: In a Churchyard; Proud Songsters
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.
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.