1940/50s

In Parenthesis

 

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Various

Hamlet
A selection of Edward Thomas’ poetry.
The Last Days of Dolwyn
Prose and Verse for schools
Prose and Verse for schools
Senior English 1 for schools
New Judgement: Thomas Love Peacock
Nightmare Abbey (part 1 and 2)

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Woman’s Hour

Burton reads Westminster Bridge, by William Wordsworth.

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Film Time

Film of the week is The Last Days of Dolwyn.

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David Davies

Burton reads a radio biography of David Davies – the founder of the Llandlham family, and grandfather of the first Lord Davies.

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Various

Hippolytus
The Lady’s Not for Burning
Sea Flood
Book of Verse (x4)
Junior English for schools
Religious Interlude for schools
Senior English I for schools
Junior English for schools

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Woman’s Hour

Burton reads prose and verse.

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Theater Guild on the Air

Burton starred as David Copperfield in The Theatre Guild on the Airs radio adaptation of Dicken’s novel. Karloff played Uriah Heep.

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Various

Birth of a Giant
Night Birds
Taffy was a Welshman

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Free Ticket

Burton reads prose and verse.

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Various

Religious Interlude for schools
Senior Schools II for schools
Prose and Verse for schools
Religion and philosophy for schools
Adventures in English – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner for schools

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Various

Elizabethan theatre – This Killing Spectacle
The Stars in their Choices – Night Must Fall
The Frankie Howerd show Good for the Boy
Under-20 Parade – I want to Act

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Weekend Review

Laurence Stapley interviews Burton.

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Film Time

Burton discusses ‘scenes that made them famous’.

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Woman’s Hour

Burton is guest of the week.

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Third Programme – Under Milk Wood

A play for voices by Dylan Thomas.

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Plain English

John Ellison interviews Burton about events in his career as an actor.

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In Town Tonight

Burton, the famous film star, returns to England from America.

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The Best of Films

 

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The Old Vic Comes to the North

 

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Third Programme – In Parenthesis

 

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In Town Tonight

Burton quotes part of Hamlet.

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Showpiece

 

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Various

Extracts from Henry V
The Dark Tower
Interview at the Old Vic
Interview for Radio Magazine

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Woman’s Hour

 

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Today

Interview with Burton.

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Roundabout

Spotlight on a star.

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Profile

 

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Memories of Christmas

 

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1960s

Woman’s Hour

Well-known voices, including Burton, reading well-known verses.

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Now and Then

Burton plays the title role.

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In Town Tonight

Burton, as an international film star, is interviewed.

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An Actor’s Profile

Burton presents people and events that have influenced and helped him to become a successful actor.

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Woman’s Hour

The programme includes a repeat of the original Under Milk Wood recording, in particular Night.

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Woman’s Hour

In a programme of voices and verses, Burton reads Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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London Lights

 

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Reading on Record

Burton reads, Do not go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas

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Reading on Record

Burton reads Weathers by Thomas Hardy.

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Playground in Tiger Bay

 

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Under Milk Wood

A new production in celebration of the European Broadcasting Union.

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On Films

Burton is interviewed about Cleopatra.

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Movie-Go-Round

 

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The Public Bar

 

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Today

Malcolm Davies interviews Burton on Hamlet.

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Movietime

 

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A Christmas Story

Written and narrated by Burton, and broadcast on Christmas Day.

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Movie-Go-Round

Radie Harris interviews Burton about his film, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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There is a Play Tonight

Burton reads a sequence from Henry V for broadcasting on the eve of St. George’s Day.

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Speaking of Poetry

Burton reads Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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Speaking of Poetry – PC Cards

Burton reads The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with Robert Hardy and John Neville.

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Title

Description

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Today

Burton talks about Doctor Faustus.

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South East

Tim Matthews interviews Burton at Oxford, about Doctor Faustus.

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The Lively Arts

Patrick Smith interviews Burton in Rome about the filming of Doctor Faustus.

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Weeks Good Cause

Burton appeals on behalf of the Haemophilia Society.

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The Immortals

 

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Visitors to America

 

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The World this Weekend

 

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Read on From Here

 

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Home This Afternoon

 

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Read on From Here

Burton reads Reminiscences of a Dancing Man.

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Read on From Here

Burton reads Poem in October by Dylan Thomas.

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South East

Bob Ross interviews Burton.

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Profile

 

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Today

 

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South East

 

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Late night Extra

 

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Today

 

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Sound Screen ‘69

Description.

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1970s

Today

 

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PM

David Allen interviews Burton on location in Fishguard, Wales, during the filming of Under Milk Wood.

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PM

Charles Thompson interviews Burton on handing over £45,000 cheque to the United Nations Children Fund.

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Late Night Extra

 

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The World This Weekend

In a feature on the Edinburgh festival, Burton talks about his film, The Assassination of Trotsky.

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Film Time

 

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Fifty Broadcasting Years

Burton reads Under Milk Wood, taken from an ARGO commercial recording.

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Thanks for the Memory

 

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The Life and Times of Noël Coward

Burton takes part in a programme written and narrated by Sheridan Morley. Lord Olivier, Dame Sybil Thorndike, Sir John Gielgud, John Mills and David Niven also star in the tribute.

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Vivat Rex

Burton as the story teller in a radio series – 26 episodes – chronicling the English Crown through 200 years of its history by Elizabethan playwrights, including Shakespeare, Marlow and their contemporaries.

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Richard Burton

Burton reads poetry by, amongst others, John Donne, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas and Sir John Betjeman.

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1980s

Hugh Griffith Remembered

Burton pays tribute to Hugh Griffith, the distinguished Welsh actor who died recently.

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Kaleidoscope

With Camelot by Lerner and Loewe revived at the New York State Theatre, Burton gives an interview on the Stateside production.

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Spot on 4

Burton gets to talk about his love of rugby union.

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Today

Dylan Thomas is given a plaque in Westminter Abbey and Burton reads from Under Milk Wood.

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The Royal Wedding

Burton joins commentators Terry Wogan, Wynford Vaughan Thomas, Sue MacGregor and Brian Johnston to discuss the day’s events.

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In Parenthesis

Burton and the voice of Dylan Thomas feature in this programme taken from the 1948 production.

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Profile

John Morgan interviews Burton on his life and career, including his recent meeting with his ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor.

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Today

A report on Burton and Elizabeth Taylor who are due to appear on Broadway in Private Lives.

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World-This-Weekend

Burton discusses Dr. A L Rowe’s Contemporary Shakespeare.

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Under Milk Wood

The BBC repeats the 1963 production of the play for voices by Dylan Thomas as a tribute to Burton who died on 5 August 1984.

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