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Thomas Hemsley (baritone)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1


Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


by Michael Aaronson
The launching of a satellite and the possibilities of space travel have presented a new problem of regulation which will become urgent quite soon.


Unknown: Michael Aaronson


by J. Isaacs
Professor of English Language and Literature at Queen Mary College,
London University
The Clarendon Press is at present compiling a new supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary. Professor Isaacs talks about the evolution of the English dictionary and the principles that have guided lexicographers.
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 28)


Unknown: J. Isaacs
Talks: Professor Isaacs


The second of two programmes, devised by Charles Mackerras and Fritz Spiegl , based on contemporary evidence showing how Mozart's music was performed by singers of his day
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Alexander Young (tenor)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader. Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Introduced by Fritz Spiegl
(The recorded broadcast of March 25)


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Tenor: Alexander Young
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl

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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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