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Frank Merrick (piano)
BBC Scottish Orchestra
'(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Piano: Frank Merrick
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


Four talks by Hessell Tiltman
Manchester Guardian
Far Eastern correspondent
1 — Politics
In these talks Mr. Tiltman speaks about the post-war years.
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 2)


Sonata No. 4. in D minor for unaccompanied violin played by Yehudi Menuhin on gramophone records


Played By: Yehudi Menuhin


4 — ' Ode on a Grecian Urn' by John Keats
Talk by William Walsh
The poem is read by Christopher Hassall before and after the talk
In this series critics are invited to take a single poem, or passage from a poem, and examine it in as much detail as they see fit in order to bring out the full meaning.


Unknown: John Keats
Talk By: William Walsh
Read By: Christopher Hassall


Missa Liturgies
Kyrie; Gloria in excelsis; Credo; Sanctus; Benedictus; Agnus Dei
BBC Singers conducted by the composer


77th Lord of Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
Adapted as a play for broadcasting by the author
Incidental music composed and conducted by Arthur Oldham
Produced by Francis Dillon


Unknown: Mervyn Peake
Conducted By: Arthur Oldham
Produced By: Francis Dillon
Gormenghast: Valentine Dyall
Sourdust: Ronald Simpson
Sepulchrave, Earl of Groan and Lord of Gormenghast: Edgar Norfolk
Fuchsia: Ysanne Churchman
Flay: Carleton Hobbs
Cora: Betty Hardy
Clarice: Patience Collier
Swelter: Norman Shelley
Steerpike: Noel Johnson
Nannie Slagg: Marjorie Westbury
Dr Prunesquallor: Robert Eddison
Irma: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
The Countess: Nicolette Bernard


The Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin)
Kenneth Page (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Oliver Brookes (cello)


Violin: Ernest Element
Violin: Kenneth Page
Viola: Dorothy Hemming
Cello: Oliver Brookes


Philip Hope-Wallace talks about the French chanteuse legere, and plays records she made of songs from La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein by Offenbach, L'Amour Masque by Messager, Mozart by Reynaldo Hahn , and Mariette by Oscar, Straus.


Talks: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Reynaldo Hahn

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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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