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: Chris Stuart

6.45 Pause for Thought: the Rev John Newton


Unknown: John Newton

: Derek Jameson

8.50 Sports Round-Up
9.15 Pause for Thought: Adrian Plass


Unknown: Adrian Plass

: Judith Chalmers

Plus at 10.40*,
Ken Bruce reporting live from the QE2.


Unknown: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

live from Radio Goes to Town's big top at Gateshead.
Plus today: Bill Thomas answering your legal questions.


Unknown: Bill Thomas

: David Jacobs

: Gloria Hunniford

including at 2.10, Dear Radio 2 with Bob Sinfield and Vivien Stuart.
0 WRITE to: Dear Radio Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW.
Plus at 3.05*,
Ken Bruce reporting from the QE2.


Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Vivien Stuart.
Unknown: Ken Bruce

: Roy Hudd

It's his last afternoon as your host.

: John Dunn

: Journey into Space

The Red Planet
A re-run of Charles Chilton 's 1950s science-fiction serial.
Episode 1
Other parts played by David Jacobs and Anthony Marriott.
Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips (R)


Unknown: Charles Chilton
Played By: David Jacobs
Played By: Anthony Marriott.
Conducted By: Van Phillips
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnet: David Kossoff
Doc Mathews: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Stephen Mitchell: Bruce Beeby

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Direct from the Hippodrome, London.
BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Greenwood.
Singers: Mary Hegarty , Donald Maxwell and the John McCarthy Singers. With Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Singers: Andrew Greenwood.
Singers: Mary Hegarty
Singers: Donald Maxwell
Singers: John McCarthy
Unknown: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Earles Jones

at the piano.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome introduces and conducts the British Aerospace Wingates Band.
Producer Bob McDowall


Introduces: Roy Newsome
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

from Birmingham with John Florance.
Composer Howard Goodall plays songs from his new musical and talks about his work on The Hired Man and Blackadder.
Plus a visit to this year's Coventry Mystery Play and news of a series of concerts at Leasowes
Bank in Shropshire. Producer David Corser


Unknown: John Florance.
Unknown: Howard Goodall
Producer: David Corser

: Jazz Parade

The Paul Degville Trio from Birmingham, introduced by Peter Clayton.


Unknown: Paul Degville Trio
Introduced By: Peter Clayton.

: Dunn After Six

John Dunn talks to
Lord Gifford, the radical lawyer. (R)


Talks: John Dunn

: Geoff Oxley

with Night Ride
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Canon Colin Semper


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper

: Dave Bussey

The Early Show

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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.

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.

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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.

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