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in association with the CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL OF
Helen Watts (contralto)
Allegri String Quartet:
Eli Goren. James Barton
Patrick Ireland, William Pleeth with Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)
Fro.n the Town Hall, Cheltenham
Part 1


Contralto: Helen Watts
Unknown: Eli Goren.
Unknown: James Barton
Unknown: William Pleeth
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil


Talk by Tom Soper
Sub-Warden of Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford
In 1951 eighty per cent of the population of England and Wales was classified as urban and under twenty per cent as rural. A hundred years earlier the proportions had been equal.
Reviewing Victor Bonham-Carter 's recent book Dartington Hall : the history of an experiment, Mr. Soper assesses the attempt to re-establish a rural economy in South Devon in the face of this national migration to the towns.


Talk By: Tom Soper
Unknown: Victor Bonham-Carter
Unknown: Dartington Hall


A survey of Communist thinking on topics of the day
The first broadcast in this new series deals with the revival of the Russo-Yugoslav dispute.
Compiled by members of the BBC's foreign news department


Claude Helffer (piano)


Piano: Claude Helffer


by W. H. George
Department of Physics, Chelsea College of Science and Technology
Would it be possible, by electronic ' fiddling,' to synthesise the castrato voice so as to reproduce the vocal quality for which Handel, Gluck, and Mozart, among others, wrote? In investigating the possibility, Dr. George has come to surprising conclusions.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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