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: The Tale of a Child

by Josef Bard.
Patricia Hayes reads 'The Tale of a Child'
This is the story of a Hungarian childhood, told in extracts from a child's diary. The year is 1900 and the scene a village on the Danube.

(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Thursday at 10.5


Writer: Josef Bard
Reader: Patricia Hayes
Incidental music arranged and conducted by: Matyas Seiber
Producer: D. G. Bridson

: Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 59 No. 1 (Rasumovsky)

played by the Allegri String Quartet: Eli Goren (violin), James Barton (violin), Patrick Ireland (viola), William Pleeth (cello).
(BBC recording)
First of three programmes of the Rasumovsky quartets.
Op. 59 No. 2: August 11


Violinist (The Allegri String Quartet): Eli Goren
Violinist (The Allegri String Quartet): James Barton
Viola (The Allegri String Quartet): Patrick Ireland
Cellist (The Allegri String Quartet): William Pleeth

: Coming to Terms with the Arabs

by Michael Ionides.
From April 1955 to April 1958 Mr. Ionides was a full-time member of the Iraq Development Board, and as a temporary Iraqi was in day-to-day contact with Iraqis of all shades of political persuasion throughout all the crises of the last three years.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Michael Ionides

: Rachmaninov

Alfred Orda (baritone), Josephine Lee (piano)
O stay, my love; The little island; Oh, do not grieve for me; The lilacs; Sorrow in springtime; Christ is risen!; Before my window stands a flow'ring cherry tree; All things depart; The poet; 'Tis time! O prophet come; All once I gladly owned; Morning; Spring waters
(sung in Russian)


Baritone: Alfred Orda
Pianist: Josephine Lee

: Time in Reverse

A reminiscent talk on the old Moscow Art Theatre by Nicolas Nabokov.
(The recorded broadcast of June 11)


Speaker: Nicolas Nabokov

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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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