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Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)
Martin String Quartet:
David Martin , Raymond Keenlyside Eileen Grainger , Bernard Richards


Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Harpsichord: Joseph Saxby
Unknown: David Martin
Unknown: Raymond Keenlyside
Unknown: Eileen Grainger
Unknown: Bernard Richards


A conversation between
Rossini and Wagner
In 1860 the two composers were brought together in Paris by Edmond Michotte , a musical amateur, who took down a record of their conversation.
Rossini : Norman Shelley Wagner : Frank Duncan Translated from the French by Arthur Boyars


Unknown: Edmond Michotte
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Arthur Boyars


Donald Bell (baritone)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren Grenzen der Menschheit Heliopolis
Anden Mond (Was schauest du so hell) Rastiose Liebe
Wolf Harfenspielerlieder :
Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt An die Turen will ich schleichen
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tranen ass
Gesegnet sei. durch den die Welt entstand
Ein Standchen euch zu bringen
Last of seven programmes


Baritone: Donald Bell
Piano: Ernest Lush
Unknown: Dioskuren Grenzen
Unknown: Menschheit Heliopolis
Unknown: Anden Mond
Unknown: Rastiose Liebe
Unknown: Wolf Harfenspielerlieder
Unknown: Ein Standchen


An enquiry into the history and symbolism of playing-cards
Written and produced by Terence Tiller
Narrator, Eric Phillips with Olive Gregg. Ella Milne
Robert Bernal , Oliver Burt
Valentine Dyall , Denis McCarthy
Olaf Pooley , Julian Sherrier


Narrator: Terence Tiller
Narrator: Eric Phillips
Unknown: Olive Gregg.
Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: Robert Bernal
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: Olaf Pooley
Unknown: Julian Sherrier

: Franz Danzi

Mahler's Symphony of the Thousand
On March 20 the Third Programme is to present, as a public concert at the Royal Albert Hall, a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, conducted by Jascha Horenstein. Known as the 'Symphony of the Thousand,' it requires eight solo singers, two large mixed choirs, a choir of boys' voices, an orchestra of 150, and a brass ensemble.
Tickets may now be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall or usual agents.


Flute: Gareth Morris
Oboe: Leonard Brain
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Neill Sanders
Conductor: Jascha Horenstein.

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.

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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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