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: Don Maclean

says Good Morning Sunday and welcomes his special guest. Including at 7.40 Rabbi Silverman.


Unknown: Rabbi Silverman.

: Michael Aspel

with a concentrated cocktail of the very best Radio 2 music.

: Hayes on Sunday

The news ot the week, the news of the day, reported, discussed and analysed.

: Vintage Years

12.00 Desmond Carrington with your
Radio 2 All-Time Greats

: Benny Green

: Alan Dell

with Sounds Easy

: Stars of the 50s

Lots of acts in the 50s were sisters and brothers acts. Tonight Chris Stuart focuses on three of them - the Beverley Sisters, the King Brothers and the Johnston Brothers - and plays their music.


Unknown: Chris Stuart

: Charlie Chester

with Sunday Soapbox
The telephone number during the programme is [number removed].

: Richard Baker

with Melodies for You
Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.


Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth.

: Sunday Half Hour

Roger Royle presents favourite hymns from the parishes of Upper
Tweeddale, Peebleshire.
We three kings; God of Grace and God of Glory; I to the hills; Brightest and best; Jesus the very thought of thee; The Lord's my shepherd; Take my life and let it be; Fill thou our life.


Unknown: Roger Royle

: Alan Keith

with Your Hundred Best

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Top Hat and Tails
Michael Freedland profiles one of the world's greatest dancers - Fred Astaire , of whom Irving Berlin once said, "I'd rather have Fred Astaire sing my songs than anyone else. You see, he gets the phrasing right." Freedland, who wrote the authorised Astaire biography, spent weeks with the star and kept in touch with him until just before he died in 1987. He met people who knew Astaire well, including Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth and Bing Crosby , and a host of other Hollywood and Broadway personalities, many of whom tell their side of the Astaire story tonight. The programme also features many of those classic Astaire tunes.
Producer Stella Hanson


Unknown: Michael Freedland
Dancers: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Peter Read.


Unknown: Rev Peter Read.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Peter Read.


Unknown: Rev Peter Read.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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