Prose and Verse Readings

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started22nd Sep 1949
ended27th Jun 1966
17 school years
duration10 mins & 15 mins
subject 📚English
age rangeAge 11-13 & Age 13-16
languageenIn English

Prose and Verse Readings is a BBC schools radio series from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, covering English for secondary school pupils.

  • straightforward readings of prose and poetry without commentary, "in the belief that good literature, well spoken, can safely be left to make its own impression (BBC Broadcasts to Schools 1949-1950 p.10)

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