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John Milton by J. W. N. Watkins
Reader in the History of Philosophy in the University of London
Milton was a man possessed by an idea. He never changed or compromised it.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 29)
Robespierre, by Maurice Hutt :
April 24


Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Maurice Hutt


Written by a court lady of eleventh-century Japan Newlv translated and adapted for broadcasting by Geoffrey Bownas The music composed and played by Yuize Shinichi (koto)
Produced by Terence Tiller with Judy Bailey , Olive Gregg
Oliver Burt , Denis Goacher and Carleton Hobbs


Broadcasting By: Geoffrey Bownas
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Unknown: Judy Bailey
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
THE DIARIST: Prunella Scales


Intermezzo in B minor
Pictures from an Exhibition played by Gina Bachauer
Second of six programmes
Taneyev, Glasunov, and Lyadov:
April 25


Played By: Gina Bachauer


A discussion between
Norman Birnbaum
Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Hilde Himmelweit
Reader in Social and Industrial Psychology at the London School of Economics
The publication last December of the Nuffield Foundation's report, ' Television and the Child ', focussed attention on the questionnaire techniques which have come, in recent years, to revolutionise the age-old study of man in society. Dr. Birnbaum and Dr. Himmelweit debate how far the new techniques supplement, and how far they supplant, the traditional intuitions and historical comparisons of social scientists.


Unknown: Norman Birnbaum


Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)
The Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)


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

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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.

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