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: Barbara Sturgeon

The Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

Sounds of the 60s
Producer Roger Bowman


Producer: Roger Bowman

: Sarah Kennedy

Producer Ruth Cubbin


Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: Gyles Brandreth

Producer Maura Clarke


Producer: Maura Clarke

: Up the Pole

An edition of the popular 1940s comedy show, broadcast in tribute to Ben Warriss who died earlier this year.
With Ben Warriss , Jimmy Jewell , Claude Dampier ,
Jon Pertwee and Betty Paul. Plus the Five Smith
Brothers and the BBC
Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black. Producer George Inns
(First broadcast in November 1948)


Unknown: Ben Warriss
Unknown: Ben Warriss
Unknown: Jimmy Jewell
Unknown: Claude Dampier
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Betty Paul.
Producer: George Inns

: Chris Stuart

Sounds of the 50s
Producer Maura Clarke


Producer: Maura Clarke

: Steve Race

Claire Moore with the BBC
Big Band directed by Barry Forgie , with Angela Christian. On record, Gordon McRae.
Producer John Langridge


Unknown: Claire Moore
Directed By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Unknown: Gordon McRae.
Producer: John Langridge

: Wired for Sound

The Cliff Richard Story Mike Read introduces the last of six programmes. Time and Beyond
The West End musical,
Comic Relief, "The Event". A Mandy Wheeler production


Unknown: Mandy Wheeler

: Cinema 2

with Chris Stuart.
Producer Barry Littlechild


Unknown: Chris Stuart.
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Nick Barraclough's New Country

A Smooth Operations production

: Vince Hill's Solid Gold Music Show

The second of six programmes with Vince Hill and the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie. With guests Voice Traffic, Lyn Paul and Fred Wedlock. Producer Richard Willcox


Unknown: Vince Hill
Conducted By: Barry Forgie.
Unknown: Lyn Paul
Unknown: Fred Wedlock.
Producer: Richard Willcox

: As Time Goes By

In the second of six programmes,
Malcolm Laycock introduces some contemporary singers performing the classic songs. An Encore Radio production


Introduces: Malcolm Laycock

: An Operatic Evening

The second in a series of concerts live from the Barbican, London.
John Dunn presents the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday and conducted by Andrew Greenwood. With
Rosa Mannion (soprano), Claire Powell (mezzo), Bonaventura Bottone (tenor), Donald Maxwell (baritone), the Ambrosian Opera Chorus (director John McCarthy ) and the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Scots Guards.
(In association with Raymond Gubbay Ltd)
At 8.20-8.40
Leonard Pearcey taks to Fiona Chadwick , principal dancer of the Royal Ballet. Producer David Rayvern Allen


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Conducted By: Andrew Greenwood.
Soprano: Rosa Mannion
Soprano: Claire Powell
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Tenor: Donald Maxwell
Director: John McCarthy
Unknown: Leonard Pearcey
Unknown: Fiona Chadwick
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It
Featuring the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with singer Lois Lane. Producer Graham Pass


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Singer: Lois Lane.

: Martin Kelner

With a smattering of relaxed easy listening hits.


Producer: Alan Roberts

: Chris Stuart

Sounds of the 50s

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Barbara Sturgeon

The Sunday Show Producer David Bellinger


Producer: David Bellinger

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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