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: Martin Kelner

with The Early Show News, views and music plus a review of the morning's papers.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Dave Pole.


Unknown: Rev Dave Pole.

: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

with David Cook.


Unknown: David Cook.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

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

: Gloria Hunniford

A special edition of the programme recorded two days ago at a unique celebrity banquet in London which was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Coronation.

: Ed Stewart

with the final of the Accumulator Quiz, the Slushy Four and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: The Movie Quiz

I In the first of eight programmes,
Chris Stuart invites you once again to use your film knowledge and try and beat the telephone contestants.
The rounds will include
The Long, Long Trailer,
The First and Last, Triple Bill, The Year in Question, The Golden Passport, Mix and Match (two pieces of film music mixed together), Star Choice, In The Director's Chair and The Sneaky Soundtrack.
With a chance to win cash prizes and a year's cinema pass for two in this, the 18th series.
Producer Barry Littlechild


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Friday Night Is Music Night

recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Michael Reed conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday.
The Friday Night Singers are Mary Carewe and Stewart Collins , with the Stephen Hill SingersIntroduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Mary Carewe
Unknown: Stewart Collins
Singersintroduced: Stephen Hill
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Bill Le Sage

... at the piano.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome invites you to listen to the Scottish
Brewers Newtongrange Band conducted by Raymond Tennant. Also a look back at the career of star cornettist
James Shepherd , who recently announced his retirement from playing.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Raymond Tennant.
Unknown: James Shepherd
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Austin Mitchell visits the Yorkshire Dales for the 13th Annual Swaledale
Rural Arts Festival.
Among his guests: comedian, writer and rambler Mike Harding and All Creatures Great and Small producer Bill Sellers.
There's also music from violin prodigy Meiko
Canno, Norwegian folk group Nor-Folk and the Swaledale Parish Choir. Producer Geoff Sargleson


Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Bill Sellers.
Producer: Geoff Sargleson

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
"DIY Applause"
Peter King and his Quartet in session, plus music from the BBC Big Band. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Peter King
Producer: Terry Carter

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Steve Henshall.


Unknown: Steve Henshall.

: Colin Berry

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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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