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A biographical portrait


Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin. Siegmund Nissel
Peter Schidlof . Martin Lovett
Last of five programmes, each of which has included a quartet by Mozart and a quartet by a contemporary British composer.


Unknown: Norbert Brainin.
Unknown: Siegmund Nissel
Unknown: Peter Schidlof
Unknown: Martin Lovett


by George Homans Professor of Sociology at Harvard University
' One of the ironies of recent social thought is that the most radical ideas have confirmed us in our prejudices, and the great innovators have played into the hands of the conformers.' This is one of Professor Homans's conclusions after reading William Whyte's recent study of conformity in American business, The Organization Man.


Unknown: George Homans


A melodrama for radio: with some voices and a few instruments
Composed by Max Saunders to the words of Lewis Carroll
Conducted by the composer
Produced by Malcolm Baker-Smith
(Originally broadcast on Jan. 5. 1955)


Composed By: Max Saunders
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Produced By: Malcolm Baker-Smith
The Walrus: Scott Joynt
The Carpenter: Andrew Gold
An Oyster: Marjorie Westbury
The Storyteller: Alan Reid


A short story by Isaac Babel
Reader, David Kossoff
This tells the story of a child of poor parents who is invited to tea with the family of a rich school friend, and of his plans to keep the less reputable members of his family out of the way when his friend pays a return visit.


Story By: Isaac Babel
Reader: David Kossoff

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.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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