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: Balance and Barrier: 3: The Conservation of Variety

Three talks on ecology by Charles S. Elton, F.R.S., Director of the Bureau of Animal Population, University of Oxford

(The recorded broadcast of March 30)


Speaker: Charles S. Elton

: Chamber Music

London Czech Trio: Suzanne Rozsa (violin), Karel Horitz (cello), Lisa Marketta (piano)


Violinist: Suzanne Rozsa
Cellist: Karel Horitz
Pianist: Lisa Marketta

: In Defence Of The Faith

by Rev. Henry Chadwick, Fellow and Chaplain of Queens' College, Cambridge

The first four centuries of the Church are not so far away from the twentieth. The arguments of civilised people on both sides of the contention recur, and the Christians meeting the criticism and questions discover their own faith.


Speaker: The Rev. Henry Chadwick


An autobiographical excursion
Written and narrated by Patrick Anderson
Production by Douglas Cleverdon with Michael Collins , Denis Goacher
Douglas Hankin. Marvin Kane Murray Kash. Hugh Manning
Allan McClelland , Anne Stapledon
Ronald Wilson. John Wood and Richard Wordsworth
Pianist, John Wills


Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: Douglas Hankin.
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Unknown: Murray Kash.
Unknown: Hugh Manning
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Anne Stapledon
Unknown: Ronald Wilson.
Unknown: John Wood
Pianist: Richard Wordsworth
Pianist: John Wills
Senior Lecturer: Susan Richmond
Patrick's mother: Gladys Young
Patrick's sister: Patricia Field
Patrick as a boy: Peter Murphy
Patrick: Patrick Anderson
Peggy: Marjorie Westbury

: Abu Hassan

Comic opera in one act
Music by Weber

(Also broadcast on Sunday)


Music: Carl Maria von Weber

: Law in Action: Liability for a Child's Wrongful Acts

by R.F.V. Heuston, Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford
A series of talks commenting on current legal issues

Who is liable to pay compensation if a child escapes from the control of its parents or teachers and causes damage to the person or property of another? A recent decision of the House of Lords suggests that the standard of care required of a reasonably prudent parent or teacher is higher than is sometimes thought.


Speaker: R.F.V. Heuston

: Anthony Jacobs reading 'Modern Love': Part 1: Sonnets 1-24

by George Meredith


Poet: George Meredith
Reader: Anthony Jacobs

: Schubert

Sonata in D (D.850) - played by Edith Vogel (piano)


Pianist: Edith Vogel

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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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

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