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BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Alfred Wallenstein
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Alfred Wallenstein


A monthly review of cultural and political trends in the U.S.S.R. Stalingrad and the Volga-Don Canal
Talk by A. Douglas Jones
Director of the Birmingham School of Architecture


Unknown: U.S.S.R. Stalingrad
Talk By: A. Douglas Jones


Part 2
(first performance in this country)


Talk by Guido Pontecorvo , Ph.D.
Reader in Genetics,
University of Glasgow
Dr. Pontecorvo explains why, until recently, micro-organisms were neglected by geneticists. He goes on to show that they are now providing a fruitful field for study with possible industrial applications.


Talk By: Guido Pontecorvo , Ph.D.


During the Interval (9.15-9.26 app.):
Benjamin Britten
Two Sea Interludes: Moonlight, Storm
(Peter Grimes ) played by the Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor, Eduard van Beinum on gramophone records


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum


Sonata No. 1, in B flat played by Natalia Karp (piano)


Played By: Natalia Karp


Building for the City: the Barbican Site
Talk by Colin Boyne
Editor of The Architects' Journal


Talk By: Colin Boyne

About this project

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.

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.

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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.

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