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: Chris Stuart

: Pause for Thought

Dame Judi Dench reads
Advent stories.


Unknown: Dame Judi Dench

: Derek Jameson

: Pause for Thought

with the Rev
John Newbury


Unknown: John Newbury

: Katie Boyle

: Jimmy Young

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

: David Jacobs

celebrates Christmas with a live concert from the BBC Maida Vale studios. The BBC Big Band is conducted by lain Sutherland .
With special guests. Producer Mel House


Conducted By: Lain Sutherland

: Gloria Hunniford

Liverpool Scene and Heard
This afternoon Gloria
Hunniford hosts a party to celebrate some of the good things from Liverpool.
Including live music from Gerry and the Pacemakers, poetry from Roger McGough and laughter from the cast of Bread.
Producers Colin Martin
Paul Newman and Alan Roberts


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producers: Colin Martin
Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Alan Roberts

: Bob Holness

with his personal choice of music.

: Sheridan Morley

stands in for John Dunn for the last time.


Unknown: John Dunn

: Hinge and Bracket

live 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 Evelyn Laye , star of the British musical theatre. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Stackton Tressel.
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Producer: Richard Edis

: Friday Night Is Music Night

live from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Andrew Greenwood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Martin Loveday. Singers: Fiona Dobie , Joan Savage ,
John Lawrenson and the John McCarthy Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Andrew Greenwood
Singers: Martin Loveday.
Singers: Fiona Dobie
Singers: Joan Savage
Singers: John Lawrenson
Singers: John McCarthy
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Thomas Kaurich

... at the piano.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the Ever Ready Band, conducted by Major Peter Parkes. Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Major Peter Parkes.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: The Radio 2 Arts Programme

Austin Mitchell celebrates the reopening of Sheffield's 19th-century Lyceum Theatre after a 12-million-pound facelift, and architectural historian John Grundy compares the Lyceum with the adjoining Crucible Theatre.
Producer Geoff Sargieson


Unknown: John Grundy
Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Jazz Parade

Tommy Burton 's
Sporting House Quartet, recorded in Birmingham and presented by Digby Fairweather.


Unknown: Tommy Burton
Presented By: Digby Fairweather.

: It's a Funny Business

Anne Ziegler (duettist with Webster Booth) looks back on a career which spanned more than 40 years. (R)


Unknown: Anne Ziegler

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Anne Wilkinson


Unknown: Anne Wilkinson

: Dave Bussey

The Early Show
Producers Colin Chandler and Roger Bowman


Producers: Colin Chandler
Producers: Roger Bowman

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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.

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