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: Don Maclean

with Carlo Curley and at
7.40 Rabbi Hugo Gryn. Producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: Carlo Curley
Unknown: Hugo Gryn.
Producer: Michael Roberts

: National Music Day

Fifteen hours of live music around the UK hosted by Ken Bruce , who launches the occasion with guests Cliff Richard and Harvey Goldsmith. Reports and music from around the UK.


Unknown: Ken Bruce
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Harvey Goldsmith.

: Radio 2 Young Musician

Andi Peters presents a special concert from the Royal Festival Hall foyer.


Unknown: Andi Peters

: Parliamentarians Jazz band

Plus music from Newcastle, Devon and York Minster.


Unknown: York Minster.

: Carling Sound Session

Tony Slattery, Mike Read and Floella Benjamin present the Wren Orchestra, Linda Martin , Osibisa,
Winston Rollins Big Band - and Mick Jagger.
And at 12.30:
National Singalong! Hilary Davan Wetton combines the bands on stage with musicians around the country to make Britain's Biggest Band.


Unknown: Mike Read
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Linda Martin
Unknown: Winston Rollins
Unknown: Mick Jagger.
Unknown: Hilary Davan Wetton

: United Sounds of the UK

Including the BBC Big Band from Pendle, a Narrowboat Hooley from Gloucester and the Welsh Philharmonic from Tenby.


Unknown: Narrowboat Hooley

: Music For Youth Parade

Massed bands of children on Horseguards Parade.

: United Sounds of the UK

A string quartet from
Wandsworth Prison, country, rock and a live fiddler from Bridlington Bay, choirs from Belfast, the BBC Brass Band of the Year from Manchester, and more from Scotland, Devon, the Milton Keynes Bowl and Bristol.


Unknown: Milton Keynes

: Music For Youth Finale

including a live interview with HRH The Duke of' Gloucester.

: United Sounds of the UK

More from Scotland, and music from Nottingham,
East Anglia, City of Music Birmingham, Sussex by the sea, and Salisbury.

: The Last Round-Up

A look forward to what's on in your region later this evening.

: Ron Goodwin's Film Favourites

BBC Concert Orchestra
40th Anniversary Tour Ron Goodwin conducts a selection of popular movie music. Introduced by Anne Robinson.


Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Introduced By: Anne Robinson.

: Paul McCartney

The singer and composer talks about his new Fame school and the importance of music for young people.

: Oh Boy!... It's National Music Day

A concert featuring the cast of the musical Buddy.

: Jose Carreras

In concert from Bath.

: The Best of Glastonbury Festival

Richard Thompson , Billy Bragg , Shakespear's Sister, Kirsty McColl and more.


Unknown: Richard Thompson
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Kirsty McColl

: The Songwriters

Don Black interviews leading songwriters.

: Fireworks Finish

Jazz from Hull, Handel's
Fireworks Music from the City of Birmingham SO, and finally - Ken Bruce brings the curtain down on the first National Music Day. Producer Anthony Cherry


Unknown: Ken Bruce
Producer: Anthony Cherry

: Colin Berry

with Night Ride
And from 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Carol Henderson.


Unknown: Carol Henderson.

: Alex Lester

The Early Show
Producers Roger Bowman
Keith Loxam and Colin Chandler
6.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Rob Marshall.


Producers: Roger Bowman
Unknown: Keith Loxam
Unknown: Colin Chandler
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

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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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