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: Steve Truelove

The Saturday Show Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birmingham

: David Jacobs

Producer ALAN OWEN


Producer: Alan Owen

: Sounds of the 60s

Tony Hicks, of the Hollies, recalls some of the fun times of that era and plays some of his favourite records, including songs by JAMES BROWN, THE ANIMALS and JOSE FELICIANO Producer IAN GRANT


Unknown: Tony Hicks
Songs By: James Brown.

: Album Time

with Peter Clayton
1.0 VHF/FM joins Radio 1


Unknown: Peter Clayton
Producer: Sandra Black

: The News Huddlines

Roy Hudd laughs at the news with June Whitfield, Chris Emmett and THE HUDDLINERS


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Chris Emmett

: Sport on 2

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: Brain of Sport 1986

'One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' Could they be talking about the intrepid struggle for a place in the semi-finals of this nationwide quiz? Blackpool Cricket Club is the David Martin, venue,
Stephen Morse and Robert Tacey boldly go where few have gone before. Questionmaster Peter Jones Referee Chris Rhys


Unknown: Stephen Morse
Unknown: Robert Tacey
Unknown: Chris Rhys
Producer: Joanne Watson

: The Press Gang

For the last time, Glyn Worsnip puts probing questions to Bob Carolgees , Arthur English ,
Henry Kelly and Anna Raeburn


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Bob Carolgees
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Anna Raeburn

: Beat the Record

Keith Fordyce with more musical teasers
Devised by DON DAVIS Researcher
If you would like to take part, send your name, address and daytime phone number on a postcard to: Beat the Record. BBC, London WlA 4WW
7.30 VHF/FM rejoins Radio 2


Unknown: Keith Fordyce
Unknown: Don Davis
Unknown: Bill Sullivan
Producer: Andy Wilson

: A Night at the Opera

James Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with Elizabeth Vaughan (soprano) Ann Howard (mezzo-soprano) Arthur Da vies (tenor)
Niall Murray (baritone)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus chorus-master JOHN MCCARTHY and the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Band of the Scots Guards Popular highlights from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Mascagni and Leoncavallo. Introduced by Brian Kay Producer BARRY KNIGHT (R)
(Given in April 1986 at the Royal
Festival Hall, London, in association with Raymond Gubbay Limited)
8.20-8.40* Interval
Edward Greenfield goes behind the scenes in the opera recording studio.


Unknown: James Lockhart
Soprano: Elizabeth Vaughan
Mezzo-Soprano: Ann Howard
Mezzo-Soprano: Arthur Da
Baritone: Niall Murray
Baritone: Ambrosian Opera
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Introduced By: Brian Kay
Producer: Barry Knight
Unknown: Raymond Gubbay
Unknown: Edward Greenfield

: String Sound

The Strings of the BBC Radio Orchestra leader MICHAEL TOMALIN Guest conductor Neil Richardson
Presented by Bill Rennells Producer RAY HARVEY


Leader: Michael Tomalin
Conductor: Neil Richardson
Presented By: Bill Rennells
Producer: Ray Harvey

: Martin Kelner

Music and memories, the Word Game and the Trivia Quiz
Tm not half the man I used to be.'


Producer: Robin Sedgley

: Night Owls

Dave Gelly offers you a weekend punchbowl Producer BARBARA PAGE


Unknown: Dave Gelly

: Jean Challis

presents Nightride with music and company to speed away the dark hours Producers PAM cox


Producers: Pam Cox
Unknown: Roger Bowman
Unknown: Roy Herbert

: David Yarnall

The Weekend Early Show
Singer of the day: JEFF HOOPER Plus news from Simon Taylor of the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide.
Can Nigel Mansell win the last competition of the season and become Britain's first World Champion since James Hunt in 1976?


Unknown: Jeff Hooper
Unknown: Simon Taylor
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: James Hunt

: David Yarnall

The Weekend Early Show
Singer of the day: JEFF HOOPER Plus news of the Australian Grand Prix


Unknown: Jeff Hooper

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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