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Herbert Downes (viola)
Peter Pears (tenor)
BBC Chorus
BBC Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1


Viola: Herbert Downes
Tenor: Peter Pears
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


Samuel Beckett Spoken by Patrick Magee Produced by Donald McWhinnie (BBC recording) To be repeated on December 19


Spoken By: Patrick Magee
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie


by Bernard Lewis
Professor of the History of the Near and Middle East,
University of London
3-The Mysterious Occident
Professor Lewis continues his study of the growth of Muslim knowledge of Europe in a programme of readings from Islamic sources selected from the period between the Crusades and the French Revolution.
Last talk: December 21


Unknown: Bernard Lewis


Sonata In E (D.157)
KlavierstUck in E flat (D.946/2) played by Maria Donska (piano)


Piano: Maria Donska

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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.

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