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Marriages of Convenience by Peter Masefield formerly Managing Director of the Bristol Aircraft Co., Ltd.
The recent unions between leading firms the aircraft industry are generally supposed to be the result of considerable Government pressure. Mr. Masefield examines this assumption and reflects on some issues involved in these alliances.


Unknown: Peter Masefield


A play for radio by Rhys Adrian
Other parts played by John Hollis
Production by Michael Bakewell


Unknown: Rhys Adrian
Played By: John Hollis
Production By: Michael Bakewell
Lucas: Keith Williams
Jack: Ronald Baddiley
Betsle: Hilda Schroder
Barman: John Foster
landlord: James McLoughlin


The Parrenin String Quartet i
Jacques Parrenin (violin)
Marcel Charpentier (violin)
Michel Wales (viola)
Pierre Penassau (cello)
(first broadcast In this country;


Violin: Jacques Parrenin
Violin: Marcel Charpentier
Viola: Michel Wales
Cello: Pierre Penassau


HARRY LEVIN , Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard, speaks on the generation between the two wars, which produced one of the most remarkable constellations of artistic talent in the history of the west. Me believes that these two decades were the 'modernistic' age; whereas our avant-garde fights a rearguard action.


Unknown: Harry Levin



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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