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Sonata in B minor played by Gina Bachauer (piano)


Piano: Gina Bachauer


Talk by the Rev. H. L. Short of Manchester College, Oxford
Many factors have gone to the making of the Free Churches in this country. Their buildings have sometimes been described as ugly and sometimes as inappropriate. Mr. Short talks about some of the factors that made for design in Nonconformist churches.


Unknown: Rev. H. L. Short

: Liam Redmond in ' ON BAILE'S STRAND'

by W. B. Yeats
Music composed and conducted by John Buckland
On Baile's Strand, one of Yeats's first verse plays, tells of the fight between the legendary Irish hero Cuchulain and his unknown son, and of Cuchulain's death fighting the waves. The play headed the bill on the opening night of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on December 27, 1904.
(Continued in next column)
Cast in order of speaking:
Bryan Powley , David Laing
Rolf Lefebvre , George Merritt
Peter Howell , George Hagan and Edgar Norfolk The song sung by Gladys Whitred , Josephine Crombie and Olive Gregg
Production by Frederick Bradnum


Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Conducted By: John Buckland
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: David Laing
Unknown: Rolf Lefebvre
Unknown: George Merritt
Unknown: Peter Howell
Unknown: George Hagan
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Sung By: Gladys Whitred
Sung By: Josephine Crombie
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Narrator: David Laing
A Fool: Allan McClelland
A Blind Man: Harry Hutchinson
Cuchulain: Liam Redmond
Conchubar: T St John Barry
A Young King: Ron Barron
The Young Man from Aoife's country: Brian Haines
First Woman: Olive Gregg
Second Woman: Josephine Crombie
Third Woman: Gladys Whitred


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by William Steinberg
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: William Steinberg


Three talks by Eric Ashby President and Vice-Chancellor,
The Queen's University of Belfast
Some reflections on British universities after reading W. H. G. Armytage's essays in recent numbers of The Universities Review, and R. M. Hutchins's book The University of Utopia.


Unknown: Eric Ashby


An illustrated talk by Gerd Puritz and Elizabeth Puritz


Talk By: Gerd Puritz
Talk By: Elizabeth Puritz


of Dante Alighieri
Part 5 (Cantos 23-27)


Sonata in F, Op. 24 played by Alexander Plocek (violin)
Josef Palenicek (piano) on gramophone records


Violin: Alexander Plocek
Piano: Josef Palenicek

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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.

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