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: Chris Stuart

6.45 Pause for Thought. Dame Judi Dench reads
Advent stories.


Unknown: Dame Judi Dench

: Derek Jameson

Introducing clubs and societies.
8.50 Sports Round-Up
9.15 Pause for Thought with Rev John Newbury


Unknown: John Newbury

: Katie Boyle

: Julian Pettifer

talks to the people who make the news. Plus today: your legal questions answered.

: David Jacobs

: Gloria Hunniford

Including at 2.10 Dear Radio 2 with Bob Sinfield and Vivien Stuart.
('Dear Radio 2' is repeated tomorrowat7.45am)
• WRITE to: Dear Radio 2 Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Vivien Stuart.

: Michael Aspel

His last day as host.

: John Dunn

with tales of the unexpected and the odd Mystery Voice.

: Hinge and Bracket

Direct from the Old
Manse, Stackton Tressel. Dr Evadne and Dame
Hilda invite you to eavesdrop on an informal evening of music and conversation. Joining them in the music room this week is comedy actress June Whitfield. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Stackton Tressel.
Unknown: June Whitfield.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. Adrian Leaper conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Cynthia Fleming. With singers: Vivian Tierney Harry Nicol and the Nigel Brook Singers. Introduced by Robin Royle.
Producer Alan Boyd (R)


Unknown: Adrian Leaper
Unknown: Cynthia Fleming.
Singers: Vivian Tierney
Singers: Harry Nicol
Introduced By: Robin Royle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Ronnie Price

... at the piano.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the current Scottish champions, Kirkintilloch Band, conducted by Frank Renton.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Frank Renton.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: The Radio 2 Arts Programme

Live from Birmingham, with John Florance. Including the award-winning Birmingham Touring Opera who perform Wagner's Ring Cycle in only two nights; Birmingham Rep's Wind in the Willows featuring music by Carl Davis ; and Leicester Haymarket Theatre's brand-new production of Seven
Brides for Seven Brothers. Plus a report on a novel way of raising money for charity through the arts. Producer David Corser


Unknown: John Florance.
Music By: Carl Davis
Producer: David Corser

: Dave Bussey

The Early Show

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.

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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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