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Aeolian String Quartet
Sydney Humphreys (violin) Trevor Williams (violin) Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)
Second of six programmes including string quartets by Bartok


Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson


AS HISTORIAN by Herbert Butterfield Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
This talk is an appreciation of Sir Lewis Namier who died in August last year. Professor Butterfield says that he probably differs from most people who have written about Sir Lewis Namier because he sees Namier's originality not in things that come from the level judgment of a prosaic historian, but in things that arose from passionate depths.


Unknown: Herbert Butterfield
Unknown: Lewis Namier
Unknown: Lewis Namier


When Charlie Elston arrived at Garlton he found a very packed town, but he was lucky enough to see an advertisement in The Church Gazette for a lodger in 'Baptist Street. As Mrs. Baines explained to him on arrival: ' Space is like gold up here, Charlie.' He found there more than he expected.
Produced by JOHN GIBSON


Unknown: James Hanley
Unknown: Charlie Elston
Produced By: John Gibson
Elston: Richard Pasco
Mrs Baines: Freda Jackson
Joshua: John Sharp
Winifred: Mary Wimbush
parrot: Gladys Spencer


A series of four programmes compiled and narrated by Alan Lomax
4: The Roots of the Blues
The development of the blues in the Mississippi Valley from the dance music of the slaves to the contemporary country blues.
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
: second broadcast


Unknown: Alan Lomax
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon

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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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