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introduces and reads a selection from his poetry


Christopher Taylor and Richard Taylor (recorders)
Carl Pini (violin)
Philomusica of London
(Led by Carl Pini )
Director, Thurston Dart
' Philomusica of London,' formerly the Boyd Neel Orchestra, specialises in the authentic performance of Renaissance and baroque music.


Unknown: Christopher Taylor
Unknown: Richard Taylor
Violin: Carl Pini
Unknown: Carl Pini
Director: Thurston Dart

: William Sylvester in 'TOUCH AND GO'

A science-fiction episode by Kingsley Amis
Produced by David Thomson


Produced By: David Thomson


Janet Fraser (contralto) Frederick Stone (piano)
Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Freda Swain (piano)
Max Rostal (violin)
Colin Horsley (piano) Quartet Pro Musica: Patrick Halling (violin) Roger Raphael (violin)
Peter Sermon (viola) Peter Hailing (cello)


Contralto: Janet Fraser
Piano: Frederick Stone
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Piano: Freda Swain
Violin: Max Rostal
Piano: Colin Horsley
Violin: Patrick Halling
Violin: Roger Raphael
Viola: Peter Sermon
Cello: Peter Hailing

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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.

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.

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