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Max Rostal (violin)
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Violin: Max Rostal
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


Edward Scobie speaks about the 18th-century Negro poet who was bought in a Boston slave market
Muriel Smith reads some of her poems


Unknown: Edward Scobie
Unknown: Muriel Smith


Arnold Richardson (organ)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor and major. Op. 59 Nos. 5 and 6 Two Chorale Preludes (Op 67)
Fantasia and Fugue on BACH, Op. 46
From the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Second of a series qt four recitals


Unknown: Arnold Richardson


Talk by C. B. Goodhart. Ph.D.
Assistant Curator. Museum of Zoology.
University of Cambridge
In his Essay on Population Malthus assumed that the human species has some constant reproductive rate that does not change unless it is interfered with artificially. Dr. Goodhart questions the validity of this assumption and discusses the implications of Malthus being wrong.


Talk By: C. B. Goodhart. Ph.D.


The fifth of a group of Proust reconstructions by Pamela Hansford Johnson Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Music composed and piano music played by Michael Head Violinist, Granville Jones


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Played By: Michael Head
Violinist: Granville Jones
Robert de Saint-Loup: Robert Eddison
Rachel, an actress: Cecile Chevreau
Bloch: Reginald Beckwith
Marcel: Anthony Jacobs
M de Charlus: Max Adrian


Netherlands String Quartet:
Nap de Klijn (violin) Jaap Schroder (violin)
Paul Godwin (viola)
Carel Boomkamp (cello)


Violin: Nap de Klijn
Violin: Jaap Schroder
Viola: Paul Godwin
Cello: Carel Boomkamp


Harold Neden talks about the French diseuse
Among the illustrations are records of ' Partie Carrée,' Dites-moi si je suis belle,' and ' Le voyage a Bethleem.'
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 28)


Talks: Harold Neden


The Lady Margaret Singers
Conductor, George Guest with Ernest Lush (piano)


Conductor: George Guest
Piano: Ernest Lush

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.

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