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Après une lecture de Dante Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa
(Annies de Pelerinage)
Louis KENTNER (piano) on a gramophone record


Association for the Advancement of Science by the President
Sir Eric Ashby , F.R.S.
Master of Clare College. Cambridge on Investment in Man
From the Music Hall, Aberdeen


Unknown: Sir Eric Ashby


A story by Slawomir Mrozek translated by KONRAD SYROF read by Kenneth Griffith
A city is besieged, it is not clear by whom: the storyteller becomes involved in a sinister way in the atmosphere of mock heroism and treason. This short story, like Siesta which was recently broadcast in the Third Programme, comes from a volume of stories by Mrozek called The Elephant.


Story By: Slawomir Mrozek
Translated By: Konrad Syrof
Read By: Kenneth Griffith


Lubomir Kostecky (violin) Milan Skampa (viola) Antonin Kohout (cello)
Recorded at a public concert at
Darlington in August 1960: second broadcast
Fifth of seven programmes including string quartets by Dvorak
Quartet in A flat major. Op. 105: September 13


Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Lubomir Kostecky
Viola: Milan Skampa
Cello: Antonin Kohout

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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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