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: Ken Bruce

6.45 Pause for Thought with John Rackley.

: Derek Jameson

8.50 Sports Round-Up
9.15 Pause for Thought with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

: Jimmy Young

: David Jacobs

: Debbie Thrower

: Vince Hill

: Brian Hayes

: Hancock's Half Hour

To mark the 50th anniversary of Tony Hancock 's radio debut,
Radio 2 presents a classic edition of the series that made him famous.
Hancock's Car
Starring Tony Hancock with Sid James , Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.
Producer Tom Ronald
(First broadcast April 1958)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Conducted By: Wally Stott.
Producer: Tom Ronald

: Someone and the Grumbleweeds

Last in the series.
The Grumbleweeds -
Graham, Maurice and Robin - and this week's
'someone', guitarist Bert Weedon.
Producer Mike Craig


Guitarist: Bert Weedon.
Producer: Mike Craig

: Wally Whyton

Producer Geoff Mullin


Producer: Geoff Mullin

: Gloria Gaynor

Tonight's show features the vintage sound of the Reverend Maceo Woods and the COGIC Choir specially recorded for the programme.
Producer Michael Wakelin


Unknown: MacEo Woods
Producer: Michael Wakelin

: You Must Remember This

Lois Lane (vocals) and John Horler (piano) introduced by Lois Lane. Producer Barbara Page


Unknown: Lois Lane
Piano: John Horler
Introduced By: Lois Lane.
Producer: Barbara Page

: Chris Stuart

Including Jonathan Hewat with radio clangers.


Unknown: Jonathan Hewat

: Radio 2 Jazz Season

Jazz Parade
Tonight Julian Joseph is introduced by Miles Kington .
Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Julian Joseph
Introduced By: Miles Kington
Producer: Terry Carter

: Bill Rennells

with Night Ride
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Charles Nove

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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