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: Barbara Sturgeon

with The Saturday Show In session the songs of yesteryear performed by Cosmotheka and TV themes played by the Colin Campbell Orchestra.

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Steve Race

Sandra King with the BBC
Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with Angela Christian. On record, Lou Rawls.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Unknown: Lou Rawls.

: Two on the Town

In a series of three programmes, Betty Comden and Adolph Green talk to Robert Cushman about their work on Broadway and in Hollywood. With Jule Styne. 2: Justin Time.


Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Adolph Green
Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Jule Styne.

: Cinema 2

Presented by Chris Stuart.


Presented By: Chris Stuart.

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Bob Holness Requests the Pleasure

Music from the BBC Big Band conducted by Max Harris , with Bellacappella. Producer Richard Willcox


Conducted By: Max Harris
Producer: Richard Willcox

: Salutations

Continuing her series celebrating black British and British-based musical entertainers who came to fame between the 30s and 50s, Moira Stuart pays tribute to Edric Connor, singer, actor, and one of Britain's earliest television celebrities. The programme includes a feast of song, and the memories of Petula Clark , Thomas Baptiste and Edric
Connor's widow, Pearl. A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Thomas Baptiste

: The Magic of Vienna

Elisabeth Kales ,
Ulrike Steinsky and John Dickie , three stars of the well-known Wiener Volksoper , celebrate the music of Johann Strauss and Franz Lehar. The programme includes excerpts from Die Redermaus, The Merry Widow, The Gypsy Baron and Wiener Blut , plus The Blue Danube and The
Emperor Waltz.
The Volksoper's Erste
Kapellmeister, Rudolf Bibl , conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and the concert is introduced by Adele Leigh , one of the first
British stars to appear on the Volksoper's stage.
And at 8.20-8.40 Tied Up
In Notes. Bob Sinfield goes walkabout in search of the perfect Saturday night out in Nottingham.
Producer John Langridge
(In association with the Royal Concert Hall. Nottingham)


Unknown: Elisabeth Kales
Unknown: Ulrike Steinsky
Unknown: John Dickie
Unknown: Wiener Volksoper
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Franz Lehar.
Unknown: Wiener Blut
Unknown: Rudolf Bibl
Introduced By: Adele Leigh
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Producer: John Langridge

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It With the BBC Big Band conducted by Pete Moore and singer Christine Scott.


Conducted By: Pete Moore
Singer: Christine Scott.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

with Sheridan Morley.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley.

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s

: Charles Nove

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


Unknown: David Runcorn.

: Barbara Sturgeon

with The Sunday Show Featuring in session the songs of yesteryear performed by Cosmotheka and favourite film and TV themes played by the Colin Campbell Orchestra.

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.

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