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Prelude and Fugue in A minor (S.543) played by Albert Schweitzer (organ)
(Gunsbach Parish Church. Alsace) on a gramophone record


Played By: Albert Schweitzer


A series of seven programmes
2—Power and Ideas by Bertrand de Jouvenel


Unknown: Bertrand de Jouvenel


Netherlands String Quartet:
Nap de Klijn , Jaap Schroder
Paul Godwin , Carel Boomkamp


Unknown: Nap de Klijn
Unknown: Jaap Schroder
Unknown: Paul Godwin
Unknown: Carel Boomkamp


by Ronald Firbank
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Caprice was published during the first world war; but the world it reflects is that of the late Edwardian era, seen through the distorting mirror of Ronald Firbank's fantastic imagination. As a novelist, Firbank created a style of writing that remains unique. ' Just as in the autumn,' wrote Sir Osbert Sitwell, ' the silver cobwebs lightly cover the trees with a fine mist of impalpable beauty, so a similar highlv stylised but intangible loveliness hung over every page, while wit ran in, round, and underneath each word.'


Unknown: Ronald Firbank
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Narrator: Robert Eddison
Sarah Sinquier: Janette Richer
Canon Sinquier: Richard Goolden
Mrs Sinquier: Susan Richmond
Mrs Sixsmith: Lydia Sherwood
Harold Weathercock: Frank Duncan
Ernest Stubbs: Allan McClelland
Sir Oliver Dawtry: Norman Shelley
Mrs Mary: Mary O'Farrell
May Mant: Penny Morrell
Mr Smee: Norman Shelley
Mrs Smee: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Valer: Susan Richmond


London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Harold Parfttt )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Part 2
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1 of this concert: 7.30 (Home)


Unknown: Harold Parfttt
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Albert Hall


by R. M. Jackson
Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
Dr. Jackson was a member of the Royal Commission on the Law Relating to Mental Illness and Mental Deficiencv whose report was published in June. He considers some of its findings in relation to the Homicide Act 1957.


Unknown: R. M. Jackson


Alan Lomax introduces folk music he has recorded on his travels
5-Italy: Sicily and Calabria
Produced by Sasha Moorsom


Introduces: Alan Lomax
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom

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.

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