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Megan Foster (soprano)
Sophie Wyss (soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, George Stratton )
Conducted by Constant Lambert
Prelude de la Porte héroïque du Ciel
(orch. Roland Manuel)
Gymnopédie No. 2 (orch. Debussy)
Je te veux; La belle Excentrique


Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Leader: George Stratton
Conducted By: Constant Lambert


Talk by Sheppard Frere , F.S.A.
The Roman city of Durovernum, founded shortly after the invasion of Britain in the time of the Emperor Claudius, has been buried for centuries under the medieval and modern town of Canterbury. Enemy bombing, however, laid bare much of the site, and since 1944 archaeologists have been digging among the ruins of modern and ancient Canterbury to try to piece together the history of the city from its foundation. In this talk Sheppard Frere, archaeologist in charge of the excavations, tells of the rewards, difficulties, and results of the work.


Talk By: Sheppard Frere , F.S.A.


(Concert continued)
' Socrate '
Drame Symphonlque
Portrait de Socrate Bords de l'Ilissus Mort de Socrate


Games of the Autumn Equinox Leslie Daiken talks about the games played at this season of the year by children in Britain and elsewhere


Piano Sonata in A minor, Op. 42 played by Myra Hess


Played By: Myra Hess


A history lesson by Bernard Shaw
Time: 1680
IsaacNewton's library in Cambridge
The boudoir of Catherine of Braganza in Newmarket
Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Produced By: Peter Watts
Mrs Basham, Newton's housekeeper: Elsa Palmer
Sally, the maid: Patience Collier
Isaac Newton: Cecil Trouncer
George Fox, the Quaker: Howard Rose
King Charles II: Abraham Sofaer
Nell Gwynn: Betty Warren
Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland: Margaret Diamond
Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth: Joan Hart
James, Duke of York: James Cairncross
Codfrey Kneller: Gerik Schjelderup
Queen Catherine of Braganza: Dorothy Green
Narrator: Harry Hutchinson


Norina Semino (cello)
Lucille Wallace (harpsichord)
Sonata No. 2, in D Fantasia in C minor
Capriccio on the departure of his beloved brother
Sonata No. 3, in G minor


Cello: Norina Semino
Harpsichord: Lucille Wallace


Mary Scrutton reviews Erich Fromm's book ' Man for Himself ' in which problems of moral and political philosophy are treated as psychological ones

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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.

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