Forty years ago David Willmott was one of 80,000 British servicemen and women stationed in the Canal
Zone of Egypt. He began his broadcasting career at Station 3FBS on the edge of the desert, and still has a copy of Radio Times dated April 1951. In this programme he recalls the tears and the laughter, makes a nostalic return visit to Ismalia, and plays the hits of the day.
Producer Anthony Wills
presents the late-night show for the second and final week of Chris Stuart 's break. With a preview of the early editions of tomorrow's national papers, a track from the Album of the Week and a classic track to close the programme.
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.
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.