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: Robin Milford

A Mass for Christmas Morning sung by the Festival Choir of St. Paul's, Knightsbridge
Conductor, Richard Latham
A Mass for Christmas Morning was written for Charles Williaum and the Order of the Co-inherence (by request).' The Mass bears a quotation from a collection of poems by the late Charles Williams entitled Taliessin through Logres: 'he saw over the Empire the lucid flash of all flesh shirting white on the sullen white of the snow.'


Conductor: Richard Latham
Unknown: Charles Wilii-Aum
Unknown: Charles Williams


Talk by Alan Bullock
On rite occasion of taie twenty-first anniversary of the BBC's External Services Alan Buidock recaps the part played during the war by 'the European Service and speaks of the problems of broadcasting to occupied Europe. The speaker, who is Censor of St. Catherine's Society, Oxford, was on irhe staff of tlhe European Service from 1940 to 194S.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 19)


Talk By: Alan Bullock
Unknown: Alan Buidock


Bruce Boyce (baritone)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum )
Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Part 1


Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Leader: David McCallum
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham


Talk by Eric Shiptor
Eric Shipton , who has journeyed through Tibet during the course of four expeditions to Mount Everest and has traveHcd widely in Central Asia, discusses Heinrioh Harrer 's book Seven Years in Tibet.


Talk By: Eric Shiptor
Talk By: Eric Shipton
Unknown: Heinrioh Harrer

: Abraham Sofaer in ' CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS '

A radio play by Charles Bertin
(Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)


Play By: Charles Bertin

: Mozart

Lise Wolf (soprano)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
The Pougnet-Riddle-Pini Trio:
Jean Pougnet (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
Anthony Pini (cello)
Ungliickliche Liebe Das Veilchen
Ridente la calma
Sehneucht nach dem Fruhlinir
Divertimento in E flat (K.563)
(Recording of broadcast on April 1)


Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: Anthony Pini
Unknown: Ungliickliche Liebe
Unknown: Das Veilchen

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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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