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: Barbara Sturgeon

The Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

Sounds of the 60s
Producer Denis O'Keeffe


Producer: Denis O'Keeffe

: Anne Robinson

Producer Ruth Cubbin


Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: Brian Hayes on Saturday

Producers Anthony Cherry
Sonia Beldom and Flick Roskrow


Producers: Anthony Cherry
Unknown: Sonia Beldom
Unknown: Flick Roskrow

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s
Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Steve Race

Colin Anthony with the BBC Big Band directed by Barry Forgie , with Angela Christian. On record, Astrud Gilberto. Producer Maura Clarke


Unknown: Colin Anthony
Directed By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Unknown: Astrud Gilberto.
Producer: Maura Clarke

: Wired for Sound

The Cliff Richard Story The first of six programmes tracing the career of Britain's most successful popular music artist.
The British
Elvis Harry Webb becomes Cliff Richard and teams up with The Shadows. With comments from
Hank Marvin , Una Stubbs , Adam Faith and Marty Wilde.
A Nigel Cutteridge production


Unknown: Cliff Richard Story
Unknown: Elvis Harry Webb
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Hank Marvin
Unknown: Una Stubbs
Unknown: Adam Faith

: Cinema 2

Presented by Chris Stuart. Producer Barry Littlechild


Presented By: Chris Stuart.
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Nick Barraclough's New Country

A Smooth Operations production

: Dave Willetts in Concert

Introduced by John Sachs. With Fiona Hendley and the Barry Todd Orchestra. Producer Denis O'Keeffe


Introduced By: John Sachs.
Unknown: Fiona Hendley
Unknown: Barry Todd Orchestra.
Producer: Denis O'Keeffe

: I've Heard That Song Before

The third of six programmes in which John Walters digs into the archives for the tunes that were hits twice over. Producer Roy Oakshott


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Roy Oakshott

: Gershwin on Broadway

Live from the Barbican, London.
Selections from Lady Be
Good, Funny Face and Oh, Kay and, after the interval, the extended concert version of Porgy and Bess. With Daniel Washington as Porgy, Cynthia Clarey as Bess, Damon Evans as Sportin' Life, Maureen Braithwaite as Serena.
Porgy and Bess Chorus directed by Wayne Marshall (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Robin Stapleton. Introduced by Ned Sherrin.
Including at 8.15-8.35 Wayne Marshall at the piano with improvisations on Gershwin.
Producer David Rayvern Allen (In association with Raymond Gubbay Ltd)


Unknown: Daniel Washington
Unknown: Cynthia Clarey
Unknown: Damon Evans
Unknown: Maureen Braithwaite
Directed By: Wayne Marshall
Conducted By: Robin Stapleton.
Introduced By: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Wayne Marshall
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It.
Featuring the BBC Big Band conducted by Pete Moore , with singer Claire Moore. Producer Graham Pass


Conducted By: Pete Moore
Singer: Claire Moore.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

with Sheridan Morley. Producers Stella Hanson and Madeleine Cuming


Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Producers: Stella Hanson
Producers: Madeleine Cuming

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 2.00-3.00 Nightclub featuring the Temptations in concert from the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Concert producer Stuart Hobday
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with James Whitbourn.


Producer: Stuart Hobday
Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Barbara Sturgeon

The Sunday Show Producer Jane Ward


Producer: Jane Ward

About this project

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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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.

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