W. W. Robson speaks about some of the minor works of Herman Melville-Benito Cereno , Bartleby the Scrivener, and The Confidence Man-as examples of the successful use of symbolism in prose fiction.
(The recorded broadcast of June 1)
Talk by Darsie Gillie Paris correspondent of the Manchester Guardian
The years 1940-1944, the years of the Vichy regime, are an uneasy memory in the minds of most Frenchmen. After the Liberation it seemed to many people easy enough to label as traitors the Vichy Government and all who served under it; but this has proved an impossible attitude to sustain. Mr. Gillie, who thinks the time has come for a reassessment, discusses in this connection the recently published Histoire de Vichy by Robert Aron and Georgette Elgey.
A ballad-opera for broadcasting
Words by H. A. L. Craig Music by William Alwyn
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
(who writes on page 4)
spoken by Allan McClelland Speaking parts
(Continued in next column)
The skipping song recorded by children of the Holy Faith Convent. Coombe, Dublin
Sinfonia of London Orchestra
(Leader. Leonard Hirsch ) with the BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Alan G. Melville)
Conducted by Muir Mathieson
Repetiteur, Douglas Gamley
A keening woman:
This is the third of four talks, following his recent visit to the Middle East, in which Edward Atiyah is giving his impressions of evolution and revolution in the Arab world. Having observed the development of agricultural and industrial projects, he comments on the various ways in which the economic life of the Arab. countries is being transformed.
(The recorded broadcast of August 4)
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.
To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and
50s, you can navigate by issue.
Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and
is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to
obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in
programmes, online etc.
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.