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by R. J. Z. Werblowsky
Reader in Comparative Religion in the University of Jerusalem
' Messianism arises in the bleak desert between paradise lost and paradise regained.'


Reader: R. J. Z. Werblowsky


The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Raymond Leppard
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord continuo)


Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks


A profile by Christopher Middleton with poems translated by Christopher Middleton and Michael Hamburger, Reader: Martin Starkie.
Gottfried Benn, a leader of German twentieth-century poetry, was not well known outside Germany. In this programme Christopher Middleton examines his poetry and his claims on our interest.


Presenter/Translator: Christopher Middleton
Translator: Michael Hamburger
Reader: Martin Starkie
Subject: Gottfried Benn


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

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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