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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Laurie Rosenberg.


Unknown: Laurie Rosenberg.

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

Plus today: your legal questions answered.

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

from the site of the official opening of the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone.
The Tunnel fulfils the dreams of engineers who first tried to dig under the Channel to France in 1880. But how will it work? Is it safe? And what about the dangers of breakdown, ventilation and the spread of rabies?
John is on site to find out some of the answers.

: The Movie Quiz

Chris Stuart tests your film knowledge, with an interval talk from John Huntley.


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: John Huntley.

: Friday Night Is Musique Night

from the Leas Cliff
Hall, Folkestone.
A celebration of the official opening of the Channel Tunnel featuring popular Anglo-French music.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.
The Friday Night Singers are Jacquelyn Fugelle , Joan Savage and Peter Morrison. Featured instrumentalists are Martin Loveday (violin) and Barry Dawson (accordeon). introduced by Robin Boyle. At 8.20-8.40 Bob Sinfield looks at the "French
Connection", with the help of Piaf, Chevalier, Trenet, Mattieu and Distel.
Producer Alan Boyd
(Sponsored by EuroTunnel pic)


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Jacquelyn Fugelle
Unknown: Joan Savage
Unknown: Peter Morrison.
Violin: Martin Loveday
Violin: Barry Dawson
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the Brighouse and Rastrick Band conducted by Jeremy Wise.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Jeremy Wise.

: Tony Staveacre

with the Radio 2 Arts
This West Country edition reports on an innovative musical collaboration in Bristol as Will Menter introduces extracts from his new musical project Strong Winds and Soft Earth Landings. In
Barnstaple, as the new
Queens Theatre embarks on its opening gala season, actor Richard Todd considers the changing face of provincial repertory theatre. Lord Archer weighs up new plans for seaside resorts; and Paddy Ashdown reflects on the changing attitudes and new ideas he encountered in Britain while researching his book Beyond Westminster. A Tony Staveacre production


Introduces: Will Menter
Unknown: Richard Todd
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Tony Staveacre

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Bob Florence conducts the BBC Big Band, with stride piano by Duncan Swift.


Unknown: Bob Florence
Unknown: Duncan Swift.

: Adrian Finighan

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Margaret Cundiff.


Unknown: Rev Margaret Cundiff.

: Nanzee Soin

A Spearhead production

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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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