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: Living Heritage: The Balance of Nature: 2: Man's Influence on Natural Plant Coverage

by F. Fraser Darling D.Sc., Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation in the University of Edinburgh


Speaker: Dr. F. Fraser Darling

: Woefully Arrayed...

A programme of early Tudor carols of the Passion
Devised by John Stevens
Ambrosian Singers
Conducted by John Stevens


Devised by/Conductor: John Stevens
Singers: Ambrosian Singers

: From Automatic Tea-Kettle to Aunt-frightening Island

R.H. Pearson describes some of his father's inventions, which enriched life at Baynton House, their family home in Wiltshire.


Speaker: R.H. Pearson

: The Young England Party

by Michael Wharton


Author: Michael Wharton
Production: Christopher Sykes
Narration: John Glen
Reader: John Sharp
Reader: Harry Towb
Reader: Norman Tozer
Reader: Dorothy Black
Lord John Manners: Robert Eddison
George Smythe: David Peel
Benjamin Disraeli: Heron Carvic
Sir Robert Peel: Neville Hartley

: Choral and Orchestral Concert

Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano)
John Cameron (baritone)
City of Birmingham Choir
(Conductor, David Willcocks)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Norris Stanley)
Conducted by David Willcocks

From the Town Hall, Birmingham

Part 1


Mezzo-Soprano: Nancy Evans
Baritone: John Cameron
Singers: City of Birmingham Choir
Musicians: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Norris Stanley
Conductor: David Willcocks

: Soviet Affairs: After Didintsev

by Victor Zorza, Manchester Guardian correspondent on Soviet and East European affairs

Following the publication last autumn of Dudintsev's novel Not by Bread Alone, the Soviet press spoke of Russian writers' condemnation of this novel, but recently it became clear that many writers are not only supporting Dudintsev but are following in his footsteps.


Speaker: Victor Zorza

: Sisyphus and his Toys

An attempt at reconstructing the plot of the Isthmiastai, one of the two known satyr-plays of Aeschylus: by Bruno Snell, Professor of Classical Philology at Hamburg University

During the last twenty years more and more fragments of this play and of Aeschylus's Dictyoulcoi (or 'Net-fishers'), which were found in Egypt, have been published by Edgar Lobel in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri.


Speaker: Bruno Snell


String Sextet in A played by the London String Quartet: Granville Jones , Carl Pini
Keith Cummings , Douglas Cameron with Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Anthony Pini (ceilo)
Bach's Ricercare and Schoenberg't Verklarte Nacht: April 23


Unknown: Granville Jones
Unknown: Carl Pini
Unknown: Keith Cummings
Unknown: Douglas Cameron
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Viola: Anthony Pini

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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.

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