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Honor Sheppard (soprano) Janet Baker (contralto) Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Walter Holy, Philip Jones Helmut Finke (clarini)
Ralph Downes (organ continuo)
London Bach Society
English Chamber Orchestra Leader. Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Paul Steinitz


Contralto: Janet Baker
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Unknown: Philip Jones
Unknown: Helmut Finke
Unknown: Ralph Downes
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Paul Steinitz


by Robin Barbour
Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Edinburgh Scotland celebrated not long ago the quitercentenary of the Scottish Reformation. Mr. Barbour reflects upon the character of the Scots in the light of their religious traditions. What-if anything-does the principle of Reformation mean in the Scotland of today?
: second broadcast


Unknown: Robin Barbour


Four Ballades
G minor
F major
A flat major F minor played by Stefan Askenase (piano)


Piano: Stefan Askenase


Written by PHILIP HOLLAND with Leo Genn as Narrator
GarA Watson as Harry Norman Claridge as Ross
Produced by Alan BURGESS
The story is of two men who set out in a dinghy on a summer's day to sail around an island. There is: 'calm and peace and warmth and sun and water. Somewhere people are washing the car and catching trains and declaring dividends and going on unofficial strike and signing treaties ... but not in this world ... this is real.'
: second broadcast


Written By: Philip Holland
Unknown: Leo Genn
Narrator: Gara Watson
Unknown: Harry Norman Claridge
Produced By: Alan Burgess


Recording of the broadcast on Thursday, April 7, 1960
Claude Helffer (piano)
The Parrenin String Quartet Jacques Parrenin (violin)
Marcel Charpentier (violin) Michel Wales (viola)
Pierre Penassau (cello)
Renaissance Singers
Conductor, Michael Howard
Part 1


Piano: Claude Helffer
Violin: Jacques Parrenin
Violin: Marcel Charpentier
Viola: Michel Wales
Cello: Pierre Penassau
Conductor: Michael Howard


Two talks by W. M. S. Russell exploring the application of ethology to some human problems
1: The Group and The Individual
Ethology is concerned with the study of automatic behaviour in animals. Dr.
Russell examines how we can recognise human automatic behaviour, how it differentiates between cultural groups, and what this means to the individual.
Signals and Shibboleths: August 6


Unknown: W. M. S. Russell


Part 2


Illustrated talk by Thurston Dart in which he discusses the originality of the keyboard style of this seventeenth-century German master, and plays some of his music
: second broadcast


Talk By: Thurston Dart

: Closedown

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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.

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