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Four small pieces Consolation Nocturne
Three Hungarian Folk Songs Nuages gris
Sancta Dorothea Dirge played by Pietro Scarpini (piano)


Unknown: Sancta Dorothea
Piano: Pietro Scarpini


A weekly review of the arts


mezzo-soprano with Gerald Moore (piano)
Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben
• Brahms r Auf die Nacht in Spinnstub'n
Standchen. Op. 106 No. 1 Zigeunerlieder from vocal quartets. Op. 103 on a gramophone record


Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Schumann Frauenliebe


British or un-British by Antony Allott
Reader in African Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies. University of London
Revolutionary changesare taking place in the type' of government within the Commonwealth. Hal the time come to impose minimum standards for member* shipDr. Allott considers this, particularly in relation to the South African crisis. He goes on to suggest structural changes in the Commonwealth to cope with the rapid emergence of new sovereign states.
): second broadcast


Reader: Antony Allott


by FRANCIS WATSON with Norman Shelley
Owen Berry , Deryck Guyler
Malcolm Hayes , Murray Kash Betty Linton. Jack Shaw
Narration by Denis McCarthy The script is chiefly based on ARTHUR WALEY'SThe Opium War through Chinese Eyes '
Production by CHRISTOPHERSYKES : second broadcast


Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Owen Berry
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Murray Kash
Unknown: Betty Linton.
Unknown: Jack Shaw
Unknown: Denis McCarthy


Derek Simpson (cello) Fiona Cameron (piano)


Cello: Derek Simpson
Piano: Fiona Cameron

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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.

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