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A programme of English amatory folk songs compiled by A. L. Lloyd
The Singers:
Ewan MacColl , Marjorie Westbury and A. L. Lloyd
Concertina, Alf Edwards
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon


Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Singers: Ewan MacColl
Singers: Marjorie Westbury
Singers: A. L. Lloyd
Concertina: Alf Edwards
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon


An academic fantasy by Michael Innes
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Phoebus Apollo, Muses
Professors and Lecturers played by Robert Marsden. Lois McLean Juliet Callaway , Celia Hewitt Joy Fantom , Malcolm Hayes Olive Gregg. Edward Higgins and Oliver Burt


Unknown: Michael Innes
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Played By: Robert Marsden.
Played By: Lois McLean
Played By: Juliet Callaway
Played By: Celia Hewitt
Played By: Joy Fantom
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Olive Gregg.
Unknown: Edward Higgins
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Narrator: James McKechnie
Euterpe: Zena Walker
Polyhymnia: Brenda Dunrich
Vice-Chancellor: Laidman Browne
Professor Slattery, a soil scientist: Deryck Guyler
Dr. Klootz, an elderly expatriate physicist: Felix Felton
Mr Ambrose, a poet: Frank Duncan
Mr Jeacock, a mathematician and parodist.: Geoffrey Wihcott
Sir Terence O'Hea a poet: Harry Hutchinson
Lady Cobblestone, a patroness of the arts: Mary O'Farrell


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


Michael Howard
Lecturer in War Studies at King's College, London talks about the recently published book by H. A. Kissinger , Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy


Unknown: Michael Howard
Book By: H. A. Kissinger


A conversation about some of the novels published in the last few months
A Father and his Fate by Ivy Compton-Burnett
The Hireling by L. P. Hartley
The Sandcastle by Iris Murdoch
The Sponger by Jules Renard
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold by Evelyn Waugh
Kingsley Amis, David Daiches
Frank Kermode


Unknown: L. P. Hartley
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Jules Renard
Unknown: Gilbert Pinfold
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: David Daiches
Unknown: Frank Kermode


of the 17th and 18th centuries played by the Dutch Harpsichord Trio:
Johan Feltkamp (flute)
Piet Lentz (viola da gamba)
Janny van Wering (harpsichord)


Flute: Johan Feltkamp
Viola: Piet Lentz
Harpsichord: Janny van Wering

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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.

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