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: Chris Stuart

9.15 Pause for Thought with Rev Colin Semper.


Unknown: Rev Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.
Including at 10.00 an hour of gold with Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

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

: Gloria Hunniford

prepares you for the weekend with the music from 40 years of number one hits and at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

Ed Stewart discovers the winner of this week's
Accumulator Quiz, and asks for your help to track down some other listeners' lost relatives or friends in his Where Are They Now? slot.
There's also a chance to choose your Slushy Four tracks, and regular updates on the travel front.


Unknown: Ed Stewart

: Chris Stuart

: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Childhood memories are evoked as Leslie Crowther presents the quiz that takes a nostalgic journey back to children's radio, TV, books, films and comic favourites.
Guests this week:
Tommy Boyd , Arabella Warner , Mick Robertson and Brian Cant.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Tommy Boyd
Unknown: Arabella Warner
Unknown: Mick Robertson
Unknown: Brian Cant.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Live from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Philip Gibson conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Martin Loveday. Friday Night's Star Singers:
Marilyn Hill Smith ,
Jason Howard and the Nigel Brooks Singers.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Singers: Marilyn Hill Smith
Singers: Jason Howard
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Robert Docker

... at the piano. Producer Alan Boyd


Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the Regimental Band of the Grenadier Guards,
Director of Music Major Stuart Watts.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Stuart Watts.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Live from Birmingham. John Florance reports on two unusual Sounds Like
Birmingham events - Spirit of the Earth, a collaboration with Radio 3 and the South Bank, featuring traditional music from four continents: and Sternklang, Stockhausen's "Star Music". The outdoor performance of this piece involves five groups of musicians about 100 metres apart, linked by runners with torches - rockets will also be fired!
This will be the first time the piece has been done (as intended) in the open air. Also in the programme, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, a new a cappella group from Derbyshire which includes members of folk bands
Swand Arcade and Rogue's
Gallery. They mix original songs with old favourites and a selection of hymns. Producer David Corser


Unknown: Swand Arcade
Producer: David Corser

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather presents the BBC Big Band, conducted by Stan Tracey.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Conducted By: Stan Tracey.

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev David Littlefair.


Unknown: David Littlefair.

: Bill Rennells

The Early Show eases your way from night to day.
Producers Roger Bowman and Keith Loxam


Producers: Roger Bowman
Producers: Keith Loxam

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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.

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