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Talk by Sir Kenneth Clark K.C.B. , LL.D., F.B.A.
This is a shortened version of the lecture delivered to Columbia University last autumn.


Talk By: Sir Kenneth Clark K.C.B.


The Dorian Singers
Conductor, Matyas Seiber


Conductor: Matyas Seiber


A broadcast version of the sermon given at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland last year by the retiring Moderator, Principal J. E. Davey.
One of the strangest parables in the New Testament concerns the unscrupulous dealings of a servant who is about to lose his job. The parable concludes with the comment ' and the lord commended the unjust steward.' Principal Davey maintains that it was Jesus who commended him, and explains why.
The parable read by Robert Speaight


Unknown: Principal J. E. Davey.
Read By: Robert Speaight


(Dioneus's Tale on the Sixth Day)
Ninth of twelve stories from Boccaccio's Decameron in the anonymous translation of 1620


Allegro ma non troppo; Vivo: Introduzione (Andante poco sostenuto)-Allegro deciso, in modo zingaro
BALLET Suite: Miracle in the Gorbals
Campoli (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard)
Conducted by the composer


Illustrated talk by Nigel Leigh Pemberton
Alfred Piccaver , the English-born tenor, sang the leading lyric roles with the Vienna State Opera from 1910 to 1937.
Illustrations include excerpts from
Don Sebastiano , Fedora, Lohengrin, Madam Butterfly, and Verdi's Requiem.


Talk By: Nigel Leigh Pemberton
Talk By: Alfred Piccaver
Unknown: Don Sebastiano

: William Sylvester with Angela Baddclcy, Macdonald Parke and Esme Percy in 'THE PENSION BEAUREPAS'

The short story by Henry James
Adapted and produced by Mary Hope Allen


Story By: Henry James
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Henry Mason, a young writer: William Sylvester
Mme Beaurepas: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
M Pigeonneau: Esmé Percy
Mr Ruck: MacDonald Parke
Mrs Ruck his wife: Tucker McGuire
Miss Sophie Ruck, his daughter: Lois McLean
Mrs Church: Ahgela Baddeley
Cabman: Jeffrey Segal
Garçon: Jeffrey Segal
Miss Aurora Church: Mairhi Russell


(born May 11. 1855)
Ballade: From days of old, Op. 21a Variations on a Polish Folk Theme,
Op. 51
A Musical Snuff-box, Op. 32 Three Pieces. Op. 10
Prelude in D flat Mazurka in C Mazurka in D played by Liza Fuchsova (piano)


Piano: Liza Fuchsova

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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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