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Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Henry Datyner
Conducted by John Pritchard From the Royal Festival Hall London
Part 1


Leader: Henry Datyner
Conducted By: John Pritchard


by Robert Baldick
Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford The Boheme of the I840S in literary Paris was a kind of early beatnik phenomenon. It helped to create a persistent image of the literary man as a gay, irresponsible, and slightly disreputable figure on the fringes of bourgeois society. How was this legend born?


Unknown: Robert Baldick


Part 2

: 'Thirty-Sixty'

by BILL Naughton
Bill Naughton takes listeners to a barber's shop in a North-country town on an evening in 1930, and again to the same shop in 1960. Production by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON


Unknown: Bill Naughton
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Harry Charnock a barber, in 1930: John Sharp
Platty: Jack Rodney
Rafe Edge: Harry Markham
Jud Briggs: Jack Howarth
Alan Howarth: Martin Starkie
Mrs Haslam: Violet Carson
Josh Ackers: Bryan Hulme
Alec, a lather boy: Lan Piper
Welsh miner: Denys Graham
Small girl: Janette Richer
Ethel Charnock, Harry's wife: Mary Quinn
Billy Charnock, his sonas a bov, in 1930: Ian Piper
Billy Charnock his son as a barber, in 1960: Brian Truman
Cliff Pigott: Brian Peck
Cyril Ackers: Frank Partington

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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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