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ASA BRIGGS , Professor of Modern History in the University of Leeds, discusses the concept of ' the mob' as a misleading generalisation in 18th- and 19th-century social history. His reflections are prompted by George Rudé's The Crowd in the French Revolution.


Unknown: Asa Briggs


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: Paul Scofield reading 'THE RENEGADE'

A story by Albert Camus Translated by Justin O'Brien
Music composed by Humphrey Searle
Production by H. B. Fortuin
The young priest who set out to convert the African tribe in their city of salt is made to adore their fetish god. Fighting for a God of hatred, he dies in the heat of the desert for a God of love.


Story By: Albert Camus
Translated By: Justin O'Brien
Composed By: Humphrey Searle
Production By: H. B. Fortuin


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Act 1


by Boris Pasternak
Reader, Marius Goring
Thirty years ago Pasternak wrote Safe Conduct, which he now describes as an experiment in autobiography. In the middle "fifties, after finishing Dr. Zhivago, he wrote a new autobiographical essay. It has not been published in the U.S.S.R., and is coming out next week in an English translation by Manya Harari. The extracts to be read are Pasternak's reminiscences of the day Tolstoy died and of the composer Scriabin.


Reader: Boris Pasternak
Reader: Marius Goring
Translation By: Manya Harari.


The present by way of the past, or the past by way of the present? About forces or people? A controversy or a conversation?
R. W. K. HINTON , Fellow of Peter-house, Cambridge, compares modes of historical explanation and comet out with his preference.


Unknown: R. W. K. Hinton


A selection of his poems
Introduced by Helen Gardner
Reader in Renaissance English
Literature, University of Oxford
Reader, Gary Watson


Introduced By: Helen Gardner
Reader: Gary Watson


A talk on Jean Cocteau by Owen Holloway


Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Owen Holloway

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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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