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: Ray Moore

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

plus today your legal questions answered by Bill Thomas


Unknown: Bill Thomas

: David Jacobs

: Wimbledon 85

Men's Semi-finals
For the last eight years one of the players has been unseeded. It started in 1977 with the youngest-ever semi-finalist, an amateur qualifier.... John McEnroe !
Two years ago Chris Lewis became the only one of the eight to reach the final. Last year Pat Cash earned the honour.
Can you name the other five? Peter Jones puts the commentary team on the spot!


Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Chris Lewis
Unknown: Peter Jones

: Steve Jones

: John Dunn

MW joins at 7.0

: Friday Night is Music Night

direct from the Parish Church, Thaxted, Essex James Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra leader ROY GILLARD
Friday Night's Star Singers Marilyn Hill Smith Anthony Roden
Featured instrumentalist John Wallace (trumpet) and the John McCarthy Singers As part of the 1985 Thaxted Festival the programme includes music from Lohengrin, The Gypsy Baron, A
Midsummer Night's Dream and Ivor Novello's King's Rhapsody. Two highlights are Handel's aria Let the bright seraphim, featuring the trumpet solo of John Wallace, and a performance by the BBC
Concert Orchestra of the ballet music to The Perfect Fool by Gustav Hoist, who had strong connections with Thaxted. Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer BARRY KNIGHT
8.20-8.40* Interval
Robert Bowman remembers Nights at the Opera


Leader: Roy Gillard
Singers: Marilyn Hill Smith
Singers: Anthony Roden
Unknown: John Wallace
Singers: John McCarthy
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Producer: Barry Knight
Unknown: Robert Bowman

: The Organist Entertains

with Nigel Ogden
Producer PETER PILBEAM BBC Manchester
9.55 Sports Desk
10.0 VHF/FM joins Radio 1


Unknown: Nigel Ogden
Producer: Peter Pilbeam

: Castle's Corner

starring Roy Castle

: Only by Women

Alistair Cooke continues his 40-year survey of American popular music composed, played or sung by women 4: The Singers (1)
Introducing the voices of more than 30 great women vocalists Producer ALAN OWEN


Producer: Alan Owen

: Jeremy Beadle's Nightcap

They said it could never happen on radio!
They said it would be a horrific end!!
They said only two sugars please!!!
What were they talking about??? Stay tuned.
12.0 VHF/FM rejoins Radio 2


Unknown: Mark Robson

: Steve Madden

presents Nightride

: String Sound

: Duncan Smith

The weekend early show Singer of the day:


Unknown: Jamie Michael Stewart
Unknown: Andy Wilson

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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