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: Martin Kelner

with the Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

Paul Walker from
Sunderland explores the Christmas story.


Unknown: Paul Walker

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather and the greatest hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests. Including at
10.00 Pick of the Hits.

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Fiona Armstrong

A seasonal mix of words and music, including at
2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

Join Ed for the final of the Junior Accumulator Quiz.


DJ: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: Scoop!

Derek Jameson tells the stories of the great composers through the eyes of a newspaper editor of today - love, lies, scandals and shambles.
This week: Chopin.


Unknown: Derek Jameson

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Recorded at the Anvil
Theatre, Basingstoke. Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, leader Martin Loveday.
Friday Night's Star Singers are Maryetta Midgley and Jason Howard , with Carol
Williams (organ) and the Basingstoke Male Voice Choir. Musical director
David Ogborn. Introduced by Robin Boyle. Rpt


Unknown: Basingstoke. Barry
Leader: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Maryetta Midgley
Unknown: Jason Howard
Director: David Ogborn.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.

: Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet
Denis Quilley and Julia McKenzie star in an exclusive recording of the Royal National Theatre's hit production of Stephen Sondheim 's musical thriller.
It is the tale of a half-mad barber who returns home after escaping from an unjust imprisonment, to take vengeance on the judge who sentenced him, ravished his wife and now plans to marry his daughter. However, Sweeney doesn't limit himself to one victim, he takes revenge against the whole world for his and his daughter's suffering by slitting the throats of his customers, whose corpses are then made into meat pies by his enterprising accomplice, Mrs Lovett.
Book by Hugh Wheeler.
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
=Director Declan Donnellan Rpt


Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Mrs Lovett.
Book By: Hugh Wheeler.
Unknown: Christopher Bond
Director: Declan Donnellan
Sweeney Todd: Denis Quilley
Mrs Lovett: Julia McKenzie
Anthony Hope: Adrian Lester
Beggar woman: Sheila Reid
Johanna: Carol Starks
Bird seller: Philip Curtis
Judge Turpin: Christopher Benjamin
Beadle Bamford: Barry James
Tobias Ragg: Adrian Lewis Morgan
Adolpho Pirelli: Nick Holder
Fogg: Stephen Hanley

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes In Concert
The 100 Club All Stars and the BBC Big Band, conductor Barry Forgie.


Conductor: Barry Forgie.

: Adrian Finighan

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30 and 3.30 Pause for Thought with John Young.


Unknown: John Young.

: Ruby Turner

relaxes with her own choice of music.
A Unique Broadcasting 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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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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