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: The Crux of the Matter

by Dan Lewis, F.R.S., Professor of Botany, University College, London.
It is a matter of common observation that there are many kinds of adaptations that are induced in an individual as a response to environment. How are these to be interpreted by geneticists?
The two books discussed by Professor Lewis are Natural Selection and Heredity by Philip Sheppard and The Strategy of the Genes by C. H. Waddington.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Dan Lewis

: Hindemith and Bach

Janos Starker (cello), Ernest Lush (piano)
(BBC recording)


Cellist: Janos Starker Pianist: Ernest Lush

: A Poet's Reading

compared with an actor's: Vernon Watkins and William Devlin with James Reeves.
In three previous broadcasts C. Day Lewis, Robert Graves, and George Barker read their own poems and compared their readings with an actor's.
In this programme Vernon Watkins and William Devlin take part in a similar experiment. After recording their readings of Two Decisions and Griefs of the Sea by Vernon Watkins, they meet to discuss their interpretations with James Reeves.
(BBC recording)


Reader/interviewee: Vernon Watkins
Reader/interviewee: William Devlin
Interviewer: James Reeves

: Brahms

Serenade No. 1, in D
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conducted by Andre Vandernoot
on gramophone records

: The Moscow Art Theatre

Nicolas Nabokov, who knew the old pre-revolutionary Moscow Art Theatre, compares it with the new one, whose season in London ended recently.
(The recorded broadcast of May 30)
A Time in Reverse by Nicolas Nabokov: August 4


Speaker: Nicolas Nabokov

: Carillon Recital

by John Knox.
From St. Nicholas's Church, Aberdeen
(BBC recording)


Carillonneur: John Knox

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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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