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: Roger Royle

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Valerie Singleton.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton.

: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

with Father Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Father Brian D'Arcy.

: David Jacobs

with a selection of "our kind of music" on record.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.

: Pauline Collins's Musical Memories

The award-winning actress selects some musical tracks which evoke particular memories of her life and career.
A Green Mann production

: Angela Rippon

prepares for the weekend with music from 40 years of No 1 hits and at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with the Accumulator Quiz.

: April Fool!

Steve Race , born on 1 April, sympathises with fellow "fools", from
Debbie Reynolds to Rachmaninov, Cicely Courtneidge to David Gower - and not forgetting the RAF.


Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: David Gower

: The Movie Quiz

Another chance to test your knowledge of films against Chris Stuart , with cash prizes and a chance to win a one-year cinema pass.


Unknown: Chris Stuart

: Friday Night Is Music Night

at the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London.
Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday. The Friday Night Star
Singers are Mary Hegarty and Lynton Atkinson , with the Ambrosian Singers conducted by John McCarthy.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Mary Hegarty
Unknown: Lynton Atkinson
Conducted By: John McCarthy.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Ingrid Jacoby

... at the piano.

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the TredegarTown Band, conducted by Nicholas Childs.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Nicholas Childs.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

In tonight's programme from Manchester Tim Grundy presents a trio of musical features: a visit to Keswick to preview the forthcoming Jazz Festival; Norman Beaker talking about a concert tribute to late bluesman Alexis Korner taking place at Buxton Opera House; and Peter Spaull on the musical output of Liverpool's two cathedrals.
On the drama front, there's a look at the current production of Wuthering Heights at Chester's Gateway Theatre, and James H Reeve reviews City of Drama 94.


Presenter: Tim Grundy
Speaker: Norman Beaker
Speaker: Peter Spaull
Reviewer: James H Reeve
Producer: Pete Johnson

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Studio sessions from the BBC Big Band and the Bill Le Sage Quartet.

: Adrian Finighan

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Ann Easter.


Unknown: Rev Ann Easter.

: Nanzee Soin

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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.

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