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Lélia Gousseau (piano)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins


Piano: Lélia Gousseau
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins


A report on the Soviet point of view as expressed recently in the Soviet Press and broadcasts to the U.S.S.R.
Compiled by members of the BBC foreign news department


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(baritone) with Hertha Klust (piano)
First of a series of Beethoven song recitals to be given by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau .


Piano: Hertha Klust
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau


Four studies in the history of historiography by Herbert Butterfield
Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge
A broadcast version of the four Wiles Trust Lectures delivered before the Queen's University, Belfast, earlier this month.
1—Historians within History
'Our knowledge of the past is seriously affected,' says Professor Butterfield, ' if we learn how that knowledge came into existence and see the part which historical study has played in the story of the human race.' In his first lecture he shows how the demand for a genuine history of historiography arose, in the latter part of the eighteenth century, out of two things : a new view of historical study, and a new consciousness in the historian himself.


Unknown: Herbert Butterfield

: Sam Wanamaker and James McKechnie in 'BROTHER TO DRAGONS'

A tale in verse and voices by Robert Penn Warren
The programme arranged and produced by D. G. Bridson


Voices By: Robert Penn Warren
Produced By: D. G. Bridson


Quartet in A, Op. 26 played by the Robert Masters Piano Quartet:
Robert Masters (violin)
Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
Kinloch Anderson (piano)
String Quintet in F: November 29


Viola: Nannie Jamieson
Cello: Muriel Taylor
Piano: Kinloch Anderson


Four Studies in Barotse Law by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
2-The Case of the Eloping Wife
In these talks Professor Gluckman traces the fundamental importance of the concept of ' the reasonable man through cases he himself attended in Barotse courts in Northern Rhodesia.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 4)
The Case of the ' Dog-in-the-Manger' Headman: December 3


Unknown: Max Gluckman

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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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