• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: BBC Symphony Concert

From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Suzanne Danco (soprano) Jean Giraudeau (tenor) Michel Haniel (tenor) Michel Senechal (tenor) John Cameron (baritone) Andre Vessieres (bass)
Madeleine Renaud (speaker)
BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate
Boys of the Schola Polyphonica
Musical Director, Henry Washington
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Bruno Maderna

Part 1
Melodrame en trois parties d' Andre Gide
Music by Stravinsky
1: Persephone ravie
2: Persephone aux Enfers
3: Persephone renaissante


Soprano: Suzanne Danco
Tenor: Jean Giraudeau
Tenor: Michel Haniel
Baritone: John Cameron
Bass: Andre Vessieres
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Singers: Boys of the Schola Polyphonica
Musical Director: Henry Washington
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Bruno Maderna
Persephone: Madeleine Renaud
Eumolpe: Michel Senechal (Tenor)


British or un-British by Anthony Allott
Reader in African Lawatthe
School of Oriental and African
Studies. University of London
Revolutionarychangesaretakingplace in the types of government within the in thetypes oi * ; come to
Commonwealth. Has the time impose minimum standards for membership? Dr. Allott considcrs this, Particularly in relation to the South African crisis.Hegoesonto suggest structural changesintheCommonwealthtocope with the rapid emergence of sovereign states.


Reader: Anthony Allott


Opera in one act by RAVEL


RAMIRO, a muleteer: John Cameron
TORQUEMADA, a clocking: Michel Hamel
CONCEPCION, wife of Torquemada: Suzanne Danco
GONZALVE, a bachelor: Jean Giraudeau
DON INIGO GOMEZ, a banker: André Vessières

: The House of Aries

A dramatic poem by Ted Hughes

The action takes place in a small Republic during Civil War. The ageing 'Mayor' and his family wait for the Rebel Army's advance.


Author: Ted Hughes
Producer: Sasha Moorsom
The Mayor: Peter Woodthorpe
Morgan, the Mayor's son: Michael Atkinson
Elaine, his adopted daughter: Diana Olsson
The Lodger, a law student: Gary Watson
The Mayor's wife: June Tobin
The Captain of the Rebels: Norman Wooland
Villagers and soldiers played by: Harold Reese
Villagers and soldiers played by: Eric Francis

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel