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Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys , Trevor Williams
Watson Forbes , Derek Simpson
Quartet in E, Op. 3 No. 1 Haydn Quartet in D. Op. William. 16 Wordsworth
The first of five programmes
Wordsworth's Quartet, Op. 20: July 7


Unknown: Sydney Humphreys
Unknown: Trevor Williams
Unknown: Watson Forbes
Unknown: Derek Simpson


Two talks by R. Melzack, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology,
University College, London
2-Memories and Patterns
'Somehow our memories are able to
Influence the patterns of nerve impulses moving towards the brain.' Dr. Melzack speaks about how the psychological facts can now be interpreted in anatomical and physiological terms.


Unknown: R. Melzack, Ph.D.


Four programmes devised and introduced by Denis Stevens
I-Saints and Martyrs
Russell Oberlin (counter-tenor)
The Ambrosian Consort: Eileen Poulter , Mary Thomas John Whitworth. Edgar Fleet and John Frost
The Ambrosian Singers
Conductor, Denis Stevens
Charles Spinks (organ)
From the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great. London


Introduced By: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Russell OBErlin
Unknown: Eileen Poulter
Unknown: Mary Thomas
Unknown: John Whitworth.
Unknown: Edgar Fleet
Unknown: John Frost
Conductor: Denis Stevens
Conductor: Charles Spinks


« The Island of the Murderess' by C. A. Trypanis
The music arranged and composed by Donald Swann
Produced by Terence Tiller


Unknown: C. A. Trypanis
Composed By: Donald Swann
Produced By: Terence Tiller


Sonata in F. Op. 6 played by Andre Navarra (cello) Ernest Lush (piano)
On a gramophone record


Cello: Andre Navarra
Piano: Ernest Lush

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.

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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.

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