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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the papers.

: Pause for Thought

Novelist Bryce Courtenay speaks about the death of his haemophiliac son from medically contracted Aids.


Unknown: Bryce Courtenay

: Terry Wogan

: Pause for Thought

with Captain Charles King.


Unknown: Captain Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Neil Kinnock

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

: Gloria Hunniford

Including at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

From the Quadrant
Shopping Centre, Swansea, as part of BBC Radio on Show. Michael Green concludes his look at
"Coarse" life.


Unknown: Michael Green

: John Dunn

: Maestro

More offbeat music and manic performance as Richard Stilgoe conducts this week's musical quiz. Regular team captains
Nichola McAuliffe and Rod
Argent are joined by Richard Coles and Peter Skellern.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Peter Skellern.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Friday Night Is Fireworks Night!

Gunpowder, treason, plot, and lots of explosive and fiery music in this special Bonfire Bonanza from Fairfield, Croydon.
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Martin Loveday.
Friday Night's star singers are Evette Davis and Graham Bickley , with the Trinity Boys Choir directed by David Squibb. With William Davies (organ),
Alasdair Malloy (xylophone). introduced by Robin Boyle. During the interval at 8.20 Leonard Pearcey introduces Yuri Zhislin (violin), this year's Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year.
Producer Alan Boyd
(Concert sponsored by Fox Fireworks in association with Fairfield, Croydon)


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Evette Davis
Unknown: Graham Bickley
Directed By: David Squibb.
Unknown: William Davies
Unknown: Alasdair Malloy
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Introduces: Leonard Pearcey
Violin: Yuri Zhislin
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Usten to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the Ever Ready Band, conducted by Major Peter Parkes.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Major Peter Parkes.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Mavis Nicholson presents this special edition live from the Swansea Festival as part of BBC Radio on Show. Her guests include Paul Ferris , whose new biography of Caitlin Thomas , wife of Dylan, has created quite a stir on the literary scene; and the controversial enfant terrible of British cinema,
Peter Greenaway.
Producer Mark Owen


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Paul Ferris
Unknown: Caitlin Thomas
Unknown: Peter Greenaway.
Producer: Mark Owen

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes featuring Harry Allen with the Colin Purbrook Trio.


Unknown: Harry Allen
Unknown: Colin Purbrook Trio.

: Charles Nove

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


Unknown: David Littlefair.

: Colin Berry

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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