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: Sujata Barot

with the Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Hayes on Saturday

The news of the week, reported and analysed. Producers Anthony Cherry and Flick Roskrow


Producers: Anthony Cherry
Producers: Flick Roskrow

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Third of four compilations of the classic comedy panel game, chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton. (First broadcast on Radio 4)


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Steve Race

Danny Street with the BBC Big Band, conducted by Allan Ganley , with Angela Christian. On record, Billie Holiday.


Unknown: Danny Street
Conducted By: Allan Ganley
Unknown: Angela Christian.

: The Frankie Laine Story

Now in his 80th year, Frankie Laine talks from his home in San Diego, California, about his deep love of music and the long climb to international stardom. The programme features many of his hits and is introduced by David Jacobs.
A Standfast Music production


Subject: Frankie Laine
Presenter: David Jacobs

: Cinema 2

Presented by Chris Stuart. Including a review of That's Life; and the re-release of British classics Brighton Rock and The Third Man.


Presented By: Chris Stuart.

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Great Swing Battles

with Clarke Peters. The
BBC Big Band as Count
Basie challenges the New Washingtonians as Duke Ellington in the last battle.


Unknown: Clarke Peters.

: At Home with....

Astronomer, composer and presenter of The Sky at Night, the world's longest running TV series, Patrick Moore whisks Joanna Kaye round his Sussex cottage.


Subject: Patrick Moore
Presenter: Joanna Kaye
Producer: Louise Armitage

: Hollywood Bowl Pops

from the Fairfield Hall , Croydon.
Gloria Hunniford presents a musical spectacular in the style of America's celebrated Hollywood Bowl Pops, lain Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , and the BBC Big Band, led by Nigel Carter , in musical blockbusters from stage and screen. Special guest
Gerard Kenny sings and plays a selection of his own songs, including "Fantasy" and "New York, New York", and offers a tribute to one of the great songwriters of an earlier era, Cole Porter. Producer Tim McDonald


Unknown: Fairfield Hall
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Unknown: Nigel Carter
Unknown: Gerard Kenny
Unknown: Cole Porter.
Producer: Tim McDonald

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It The BBC Big Band conducted by Brian Fahey , with singer Amanda Fahey.


Conducted By: Brian Fahey
Singer: Amanda Fahey.

: 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 James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Sujata Barot

with the Sunday Show

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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.

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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