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The Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin)
Kenneth Page (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Oliver Brookes (cello)


Violin: Ernest Element
Violin: Kenneth Page
Viola: Dorothy Hemming
Cello: Oliver Brookes

: William Squire and Donald Pleasence in ' PROMETHEUS MISBOUND '

A mythological farce adapted by George D. Painter and Ernest Watkins from the story by Andr6 Gide
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Michael Bakewell


Adapted By: George D. Painter
Adapted By: Ernest Watkins
Produced By: Michael Bakewell
Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
Codes -: David King
Zeus: Heron Carvic
Prometheus: William Squire
The Waiter: Roderick Cook
Damocles: Donald Pleasence
Eagle: Martina Mayne
Tityrus: Michael Hitchman


Sonata in C (K.330) played by Walter Gieseking (piano) on a gramophone record


Piano: Walter Gieseking


A series of seven programmes
3-Moral Truth and Democratic Argument by J. W. N. Watkins
Lecturer in Political Science in the University of London
Democracy requires argument with people you can trust. This implies a view of moral judgment which rests not on the doctrine that moral truths are self-evident nor on the assumption that right policy is that of the greatest number. Both these views have been widely held and have been found wanting. Mr. Watkins advances a third view.
Reasons of State-Acts and their Consequences, by R. M. Hare : Friday at 8.20


Unknown: R. M. Hare


Music to be heard at this year's
Aldeburgh Festival
Pamela Bowden (contralto)
Julian Bream (guitar)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord) Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra
(Leader, Olive Zorian )
Conducted by Charles Mackerras


Contralto: Pamela Bowden
Guitar: Julian Bream
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver
Leader: Olive Zorian
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras


Translated from the Anglo-Saxon and adapted by David Wright with music by Humphrey Searl * Production by Douglas Cleverdon


Adapted By: David Wright
Music By: Humphrey Searl
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Beowulf: William Squire
The Poet: Derek Hart
Wiglaf: Trader Faulkner
Messenger: Richard Wordsworth


Nonet in F, Op. 31 played by the Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble

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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.

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