A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts. It is hoped to include a contribution on the new Cello Concerto by Sir William Walton.
An opera in three acts with words and music by Michael Tippett
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
The action takes place on Midsummer Day
Stephen Williams writes on page 6
Covent Garden Opera
Mark, a young man of unknown parentage:
The Ancients, priest:
The Ancients, priestess:
Jenifer, Mark's betrothed, a young girl:
King Fisher, Jenifer's father, a business man:
Bella, King Fisher's secretary:
Jack, Bella's boy-friend, a mechanic:
A Half-Tipsy Man:
A Dancing Man:
Sosostris, a clairvoyante:
Strephon, a dancer attendant upon the Ancients (non-singing part):
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.