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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Sue Elkins.


Unknown: Sue Elkins.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather and the greatest hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Leila Badawi.


Unknown: Leila Badawi.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits.

: Jimmy Young

: Gloria Hunniford

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 final of the Accumulator Quiz.

: John Dunn

from the Royal Mint in South Wales.
The Royal Mint is the perfect way to make a lot of money - in fact 3,000 million coins a year, and most of it for foreign markets. Today John dicovers more about how the Royal Mint operates, its history, and the process of how our coins are made.

: Maestro

Richard Stilgoe presents the offbeat musical quiz which takes a tuneful meander through everything from pop to rock and jazz to classical.
Team captains Rod Argent and Kate Robbins are joined this week by Lynsey De Paul and Peter Skellern. Written by Jeremy Pascall and Paul Swern


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Lynsey De Paul
Unknown: Peter Skellern.
Written By: Jeremy Pascall
Written By: Paul Swern

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. Robin
Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with star singers Susan Bullock and Tito Beltran , and Geoff Eales (piano).
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Susan Bullock
Singers: Tito Beltran
Singers: Geoff Eales
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Treasure Island

John Nettles reads a ten-part adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson 's classic adventure story.
6: The Pirates Attack the Stockade
Adapted by Trevor Royle Producer Bruce Young
First broadcast on BBC Radio


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted By: Trevor Royle

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army, conducted by their bandmaster, Stephen Cobb.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: Stephen Cobb.

: Iain Anderson's Auld Alliance

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme Iain visits Paris to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the alliance between Scotland and France... against England. His guests include the French Consul in Scotland, Jean-Claude Richard; wine historian Billy Kay; the director of the Lorient Festival, Jean-Pierre Pichard; and Scots poet Kenneth White, who lives in Brittany and lectures at the Sorbonne. Musical guests include the French Alligators.


Unknown: Jean-Claude Richard
Unknown: Billy Kay
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Pichard
Unknown: Kenneth White
Producer: Anita Farrell
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
A topical look at the jazz world.

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Barry Overend.


Unknown: Barry Overend.

: John Taylor

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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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