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Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
The Purcell Singers
Conductor, Imogen Hoist


Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Imogen Hoist


by Charles Vernon of the Department of Chemistry, University College, London
Few scientists these days subscribe to theories of vital force but, Mr. Vernon argues, some current ideas in biochemistry look suspiciously like vitalism in masquerade.


Unknown: Charles Vernon

: Alan Badel in 'PINCHER MARTIN'

by William Golding
Adapted as a play for radio and produced by Archie Campbell
Music by Christopher Whelen
William Golding


Unknown: William Golding
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Music By: Christopher Whelen
Unknown: William Golding


Dorothy Wade (violin) Robert Susheli (violin) CeciL Figelski (viola)
Emmet Sargeant (cello)
Leonard Stein (piano)
Grace-Lynne Martin (soprano)
Directed by Robert Craft
String Quartet, Op. 28
Variations for piano. Op. 27
Three Traditional Rhymes, Op. 17, for soprano, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, and viola
Five Movements for string quartet,
Op. 5
Passacaglia, Op. 1, for orchestra
Presented, on gramophone records by Walter Goehr
Last of four programmes of music by Webern


Violin: Dorothy Wade
Violin: Robert Susheli
Viola: Cecil Figelski
Cello: Emmet Sargeant
Piano: Leonard Stein
Soprano: Grace-Lynne Martin
Directed By: Robert Craft
Unknown: Walter Goehr

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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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