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Ronald Smith (piano)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky


Piano: Ronald Smith
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky


Talk by J. D. Krige
Professor of Social Anthropology,
University of Natal, Durban


Talk By: J. D. Krige


Four programmes devised by H. C. Robbins Landon
3-The Viennese Symphony
The Boyd Neel Orchestra (Leader, Erich Gruenberg )
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Thurston Dart
(harpsichord and organ continuo
Introduced by H. C. Robbins Landon


Unknown: H. C. Robbins Landon
Leader: Boyd Neel Orchestra
Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Introduced By: H. C. Robbins Landon


Six talks by A. J. P. Taylor
Fellow of Magdalen College. Oxford 3-Gladstonian Foreign Policy: the contradictions of morality
These talks are a broadcast version of the Ford Lectures delivered in Oxford earlier this year. They deal with the radical or left-wing critics of British foreign policy from the French Revolution to the present day.


A fable for broadcasting by William Golding
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
To the court of one of the Caesars at about the beginning of the third century after Christ comes a genius from Alexandria with three inventions which he offers to the Emperor. This fable tells of what the first two inventions did-but what of the third?


Broadcasting By: William Golding
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith


Quartet Movement in F
(first broadcast in this country)
Quartet in D minor, Op. 34 played by the London String Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Carl Pini (violin)
Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
Third of ten programmes of Dvorak's string quartets


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Carl Pini
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron


Talk by Roy Pascal
Professor of German
In the University of Birmingham
A note in Kafka's journal makes it clear that Kafka not merely read Dickens but at times consciously imitated him. Professor Pascal reveals the extent of this imitation by comparing the technique of the two novelists with particular reference to Kafka's earliest novel America.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 6)


Talk By: Roy Pascal

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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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