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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Bob Holness.


Unknown: Bob Holness.

: Wake Up to Wopn

with news, travel, weather and some more great hits.

: 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.

: Gloria Hunniford

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

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Childhood memories are evoked as Don Maclean presents the quiz that takes a nostalgic journey back to children's radio, television, books, films and comic favourites. This week's guests are Tommy Boyd , Jenny Hanley , Susan Stranks and Tony Bastable.


Unknown: Don MacLean
Unknown: Tommy Boyd
Unknown: Jenny Hanley
Unknown: Susan Stranks
Unknown: Tony Bastable.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday. The
Friday Night Singers are Marilyn Hill Smith and Geoff Davidson with the Nigel Brooks Singers.
Introduced by Robin Boyle.


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Marilyn Hill Smith
Unknown: Geoff Davidson
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.

: Fancy a Bit: 4: The Rain Is Lovely and Warm

Barbara Windsor presents a series celebrating the saucy humour of the seaside postcard and the best of British comedians from the end of the pier.
This week the Goons, Max Miller, Tony Fane , David Evans and many more shelter from showers of jokes about a favourite topic of conversation. A Rewind production


Presenter: Barbara Windsor

: Ivory and Brass

Roy Newsome introduces Peter Skellern and the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conducted by Frank Renton , in concert at Middlesbrough Town Hall.


Introduces: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Conducted By: Frank Renton

: Austin Mitchell

with the Radio 2 Arts
Programme, visiting South Yorkshire for the premiere of the Dearne Valley
Community Opera staged at the derelict Hickleton
Main Colliery. It brings together a cast of 200 local school children, five choirs and the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Guests include Brian Blessed , patron of Dearne Valley Opera, talking about his childhood in the area, and Barry Hines , whose latest novel looks back to the miners' strike of 1983/4. Producer Geoff Sargieson


Unknown: Brian Blessed
Unknown: Barry Hines
Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
In conversation with Vic Lewis


Unknown: Vic Lewis

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Jonathan Jennings.


Unknown: Rev Jonathan Jennings.

: Wally K Daly

The award-winning playwright starts an eight-week stint as a Radio 2 presenter. A WKD production

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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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.

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