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: Van Dieren

Eric Hope (piano)
Six Sketches, Op. 4a (first broadcast in this country)
Theme and Variations
Netherlands Melodies


Pianist: Eric Hope

: The Tinderbox

A dramatic poem based on Hans Andersen's story by Aaron Kramer


Writer: Aaron Kramer
Based on a story by: Hans Andersen
Incidental Music: Tristram Cary

: The Widow's Stratagem (La Vedova Scaltra)

A lyric comedy in three acts Libretto by Mario GhisalbertI adapted from the comedy of the same name by Carlo Goldoni
English version by Geoffrey Dunn
(Also broadcast on Sunday)

The action takes place in Venice in 1748
Act I: Scene 1: The terrace outside 'Bonvecchiati's'; Scene 2: A room in Rosaura's house; Scene 3: A walk by a canal; Scene 4: Rosaura's garden on the lagoon


Composer: Wolf-Ferrari
Libretto: Mario Ghisalberti
Based on a play by: Carlo Goldoni
Translator: Geoffrey Dunn

: Soviet Affairs

A review of cultural and political trends in the U.S.S.R.
Not by Bread Alone: Manya Harari speaks about a new Soviet novel describing society in the U.S.S.R. today. It has been enthusiastically welcomed by Soviet youth.
(To be repeated on February 22)


Speaker: Manya Harari

: The Widow's Stratagem

(La Vedova Scaltra)
Act 2:
Scene 1: The terrace outside 'Bonvecchiati's; Scene 2: Another room in Rosaura's house; Scene 3: A square

: Some Talk Of Alexander...

by Frederick Norman, Professor of German, King's College, London University

Few great historical figures have occasioned such a vast amount of writing as Alexander the Great. "We can read about his exploits in close on forty languages." Professor Norman refers in his talk to the recently published book The Medieval Alexander by the late George Cary.


Speaker: Professor Frederick Norman

: The Widow's Stratagem (La Vedova Scaltra)

Act 3:
Scene 1: Another room in Rosaura's house; Scene 2: A small square; Scene 3: The salon in Rosaura's house

: Law In Action: 40: The Lost Right to Services

by J.A.G. Griffith, Reader in English Law in the University of London
A series of talks commenting on current legal issues

Recent decisions of the Court of Appeal have limited the right of an employer to bring an action against one who has injured his employee. This talk illustrates the history, and consequences, of these decisions.
(The recorded broadcast of February 3)


Speaker: J.A.G. Griffith

: Beethoven

Trio in D, Op. 70 No. 1 (Geister)
Played by the Trio di Trieste: Renato Zanettovich (violin), Libero Lana (cello),
Dario de Rosa (piano)
on a gramophone record


Violinist: Renato Zanettovich
Cellist: Libero Lana
Pianist: Dario de Rosa

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.

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.

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