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A ballad opera based on accounts of the transportations to Australia and Tasmania
See foot of page


Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's
Dream (Mendelssohn, arr. Rachtmaninov)
Carnaval, Op. 9 (Schumann) on gramophone records


A conversation between A. Alvarez , Karl Miller and Arthur Mizener with particular reference to
Henderson the Rain King


Unknown: A. Alvarez
Unknown: Karl Miller
Unknown: Arthur Mizener


The Convent of Las Huelgas, Burgos
Ambrosian Consort:
John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
Edgar Fleet (tenor)
John McCarthy (tenor)
John Frost (bass)
Charles Spinks (organ)
Ambrosian Singers
Conductor, Denis Stevens
From the Church of St. George the Martyr, Queen Square, London
Second of four programmes devised and introduced by Denis Stevens
Kyrie, Rex virginum amator Deus; Gloria (with trope Spiritus et almo); Sequence, Maria Virgo virginum; Gradual, Benedicta et venerabilis es; Offertory, Recordare, Virgo Mater; Sanctus (with trope Cleri cetus); Agnus Dei (with trope Regula moris)


Unknown: John Whitworth
Tenor: Edgar Fleet
Tenor: John McCarthy
Bass: John Frost
Bass: Charles Spinks
Conductor: Denis Stevens
Introduced By: Denis Stevens

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.

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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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