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: Barbara Sturgeon

The Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

Sounds of the 60s Producer Denis O'Keeffe


Producer: Denis O'Keeffe

: Sarah Kennedy

Producer Ruth Cubbin


Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: Brian Hayeson Saturday

Producers Anthony Cherry
Sonia Beldom and Flick Roskrow


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

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s
Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Steve Race

Marion Montgomery with the BBC Big Band directed by Barry Forgie , with Angela Christian. On record, Paul Simon. Producer Maura Clarke


Unknown: Marion Montgomery
Directed By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Unknown: Paul Simon.
Producer: Maura Clarke

: Wired for Sound

The Cliff Richard Story 2: Why Should the Devil
Have All the Good Music?
Mike Read looks at Cliffs Christian faith. With
Paul Jones , Cindy Kent , Kenny Everett , Bill Latham and David Winter.
A Nigel Cutteridge production


Music: Mike Read
Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Cindy Kent
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Bill Latham
Unknown: David Winter.

: 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

: Barbara Dickson in Concert

John Sachs presents a concert recorded at the Civic Hall, Guildford, in which Barbara performs many of her hits.


Singer: Barbara Dickson
Presenter: John Sachs
Producer: Anthony Pugh
Producer: Mel House

: I've HeardThat Song Before

John Walters digs into the archives for the tunes that were hits twice over - and unearths some surprises. Producer Roy Oakshott


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Roy Oakshott

: Nessun Dorma

A Grand Italian Opera Gala
Recorded at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley. The BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday and conducted by James Lockhart, perform some of the world's best-loved music by Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini. Including the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, the Anvil Chorus, the Triumphal Scene from Aida and excerpts from La Boheme. With guests Lillian Watson (soprano), Anthony Mee (tenor), and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus. Introduced by Richard Baker.
At 8.20 Top of the Ops
Bob Sinfield explores the rapidly growing popularity of operatic arias.
Producer John Langridge
(In association with Crawley Borough Council)


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Conducted By: James Lockhart
Soprano: Lillian Watson
Tenor: Anthony Mee
Introduced By: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Producer: John Langridge

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It. Featuring the BBC Big Band conducted by Brian Fahey , with singer Jeff Hooper.
Producer Graham Pass


Conducted By: Brian Fahey
Singer: Jeff Hooper.

: 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 Daniel O'Donnell.
Concert producer Stuart Hobday
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought


Unknown: Daniel O'Donnell.
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Barbara Sturgeon

The Sunday Show

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