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Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) Norma Procter (contralto) Alexander Young (tenor) Owen Brannigan (bass)
BBC Chorus
Ernest Lush (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra Leader. Hugh Maguire
Conducted by George Malcolm
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Part 1


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Contralto: Norma Procter
Tenor: Alexander Young
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: George Malcolm

: From Washington to Havana

by Joan Robinson, Reader in Economics in the University of Cambridge
Impressions of Dr. Castro and his policies gained by Mrs. Robinson were, she found, rather different from those given to her in the United States just before going to Cuba.


Speaker: Joan Robinson


Part 2


by Martin Wells
Demonstrator in Zoology University of Cambridge
The characteristics of animals in space strip-cartoons are sadly predictable. They could be so much more terrifying if their authors applied a little zoology -and imagination


Unknown: Martin Wells


Devised, spoken and introduced by Brion Gysin
Come to free the words
Calling all reactive agents. Junk is no good, baby. Kick that habit, man Like you just said. I am that I am.
Brion Gvsin, an expatriate poet and painter living in Paris, has been experimenting in the permutation of words. Within a single potent phrase he finds the most stimulating variations of meaning. The words are freed, and assume, as it were, fresh and independent existence of their own. In this short programme some of his experiments are presented.
Production by Douglas Cleverdon


Introduced By: Brion Gysin
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon


Piano Quintet in F minor played by the Borodin Quartet:
Rostislav Dubinsky (violin) Jaroslav Alexandrov (violin) Dmitri Shebalin (viola)
Valentin Berlinsky (cello) with Sviatoslav Richter (piano) on a gramophone record


Violin: Rostislav Dubinsky
Violin: Jaroslav Alexandrov
Viola: Dmitri Shebalin
Cello: Valentin Berlinsky
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

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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.

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.

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