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: Barbara Sturgeon

with the Saturday Show
Featuring Stanley Black and his Orchestra in session.


Unknown: Stanley Black

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Steve Race

Mary Carewe with the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with Angela Christian and, on record,
Jack Jones.


Unknown: Mary Carewe
Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Angela Christian
Unknown: Jack Jones.

: Going Back - the Dusty Springfield Story

To coincide with the anniversary of the release of I Only Want to Be with You in November 1963,
John Sachs narrates while
Dusty tells her own story. In a rare interview, Dusty recalls the hardships and tough times. The programme also features many of her popular hits and comment from close friends.
Producer Aian Roberts


Unknown: John Sachs
Producer: Aian Roberts

: 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

Moira Stuart salutes Ray Ellington , the "honorary
Goon" and bandleader who put the bop into British jazz, and the actor and singer Cy Grant. Including a feast of music, and the memories of Ronnie Scott ,
Sir Harry Secombe , Ned Sherrin and Beryl Bryden. A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Singer: Cy Grant.
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Sir Harry Secombe
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Beryl Bryden.

: An Italian Opera Evening

recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
James Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with Valerie Masterson (sop), Ann Howard (mezzo), Niall Murray (bar) and Gareth Roberts (tenor).
Ambrosian Opera Chorus, directed by John McCarthy , and the Fanfare Trumpets of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force Board of the Defence Council.
Introduced by David Jacobs. Producer Barry Knight
(In association with the South Bank Centre)


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Unknown: Valerie Masterson
Unknown: Ann Howard
Unknown: Niall Murray
Tenor: Gareth Roberts
Directed By: John McCarthy
Introduced By: David Jacobs.
Producer: Barry Knight

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It with the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with singer Danny Street.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Sheridan Morley presents a round-up from the arts world.

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s

: Charles Nove

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


Unknown: David Runcorn.

: Barbara Sturgeon

with the Sunday Show
Featuring the piano magic of Stanley Black and his Orchestra in session.


Unknown: Stanley Black

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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