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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Paul Walker.


Unknown: Paul Walker.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev John Rackley.


Unknown: John Rackley.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

Including today: your legal questions answered.

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn in Japan

In the second programme live from Japan, John travels to Tokyo, home to over 12 million people and centre of a vast worldwide network of financial and commercial activity. He finds out how Japan has become the world's most powerful trading nation, what life is like for the average Tokyo worker and whether the city deserves its reputation as a safe place.

: It's Your Radio 2

Listeners in Llandudno air their views to Frances Line ,
Controller BBC Radio 2, Bill Morris
, Head of Radio 2's
Music Department, and Tim McDonald , live music producer. Robin Boyle is in the chair.


Unknown: Frances Line
Unknown: Bill Morris
Unknown: Tim McDonald
Producer: Robin Boyle

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Introduced by Robin Boyle , at the Hippodrome, Golders
Green, London.
Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday.
Friday Night's Star Singers are Maryetta and Vernon Midgley , with Serenata Voices directed by David Beavan. Producer Alan Boyd


Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Vernon Midgley
Directed By: David Beavan.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Variety Lives

A six-part series that looks at the life and times of a host of well-seasoned stars of variety and music hall. 1: The Cox Twins
Identical twins Frank and Freddie Cox have been performing together since the age of 12. Now 76 years old, they are still delighting audiences everywhere. A 50:50 production


Unknown: Freddie Cox

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards, director of music Major David Marshall , plus the Empire Brass Quintet recorded in concert.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Unknown: David Marshall

: Austin Mitchell

with the Radio 2 Arts
A home-grown musical set in New Orleans, and an opera based on the Border Ballads, are featured in this live programme from the Maltings Arts Centre,
Berwick-on-Tweed. Guests include Lady Judy Steel and the Rowan Tree Company, poet Linda France and jazz harpist
Savourna Stephenson. Ian MacMillan and Martin Wiley reflect on England's most northerly outpost, Berwick.
Producer Geoff Sargieson


Unknown: Lady Judy Steel
Harpist: Savourna Stephenson.
Harpist: Ian MacMillan
Harpist: Martin Wiley
Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes. The BBC
Big Band in concert, conducted by Barry Forgie , with Martin Taylor.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Martin Taylor.

: Adrian Finighan

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Fr Danny McLoughlin.


Unknown: Fr Danny McLoughlin.

: Maxi

More music and crack.
A Portland Media 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.

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