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In two talks Maurice Cranston asks what counts as democracy and what conditions must be satisfied to achieve it
2-Liberty, Equality. Fraternity


Unknown: Maurice Cranston


An enquiry into the history and symbolism of playing-cards
Written and produced by Terence Tiller

' Le Pendu ' is one of the traditional picture cards of the ' tarot pack, whose symbolism is as long-lived as it is sinister
Narrator, Eric Phillips with Olive Gregg. Ella Milne
Robert Bernal. Oliver Burt
Valentine Dyall , Denis McCarthy
Olaf Pooley , Julian Sherrier


Produced By: 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


Quartet No. 5, Op. 92 played by the London String Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
John Tunnell (violin)
Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: John Tunnell
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron


DR. L. D. ETTLINGER of the Warburg Institute, University of London, analyses the differences in the three main streams of the Romantic Movement-German, English, and French-in terms of the artistic and social situation of these countries, as against the notion of ' national character.' rhe exhibition ' The Romantic Movement' is on view in London at the Tate Gallery and at the Arts Council Gallery until September 27.


Unknown: Dr. L. D. Ettlinger


of the eighteenth century
Manchester Cathedral Choir
Master of the Choristers,
Allan Wicks
Douglas Steele (organ)
Programme devised and presented
-by Watkins Shaw


Unknown: Allan Wicks
Unknown: Douglas Steele
Presented By: Watkins Shaw

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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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