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: Martin Kelner

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Gerald O'Collins SJ.


Unknown: Gerald O'Collins

: Pause for Thought

with the Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell.


Unknown: Dr Jeff Cuttell.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

In a pets special,
Bruce Fogel , Radio 2's popular vet is back to answer questions about pets.


Unknown: Bruce Fogel

: Fiona Armstrong

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: Jim Lloyd

with Folk on 2 Jim celebrates the programme's 25th anniversary with some of the people who were there when the programme started - as Folk on Friday - in April 1970. Including sessions from
Martyn Wyndham-Read , the "club singer" in the first programme, and Bob Johnson and Peter Knight of Steeleye Span, who made their first broadcast a few weeks later. Other guests include the programme's original producer, Frances Line - now Controller of Radio 2.


Unknown: Martyn Wyndham-Read
Unknown: Bob Johnson
Unknown: Peter Knight
Producer: Frances Line

: Ralph McTell Presents....

In the second of asix-part series featuring well-known artists in concert,
Ralph McTell introduces the first of two programmes of highlights of a special concert held recently in honour of Ashley Hutchings 's 50th birthday. Included on the bill are the duo Show of Hands and the first of a number of reincarnations of The Albion Band.


Introduces: Ralph McTell
Unknown: Ashley Hutchings

: On Sussex Hills

The second of two programmes in which writer and folk singer Bob Copper accompanies Sean Street and Christopher Cook on a walk across Hilaire Belloc 's
Sussex - as celebrated in his book The Four Men. The
Copper family sings the songs that Belloc wrote about his corner of England. This week, they traverse the western side of the county.


Singer: Bob Copper
Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc

: Shifting Sands

Ulster singer and songwriter Colum Sends sets off on one of those musical journeys which could end up just about anywhere!
Travelling through towns and landscapes that have made the headlines, he explores the wealth of folk and traditional music which flourishes in the North of Ireland. He begins close to home, at Rostrevor, on the shores of Carlingford Lough. Producer Jim Sheridan


Songwriter: Colum Sends
Producer: Jim Sheridan

: Nigel Ogden

The Organist Entertains
Including a visit to Bristol to hear the organs of the Cathedral and Colston Hall played by Christopher Brayne and Malcolm Archer.


Unknown: Colston Hall
Played By: Christopher Brayne
Played By: Malcolm Archer.

: The Jamesons

Call Derek and Ellen on 0[number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10.00pm at the cost of a local call

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rob Parsons.


Unknown: Rob Parsons.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rob Parsons.


Unknown: Rob Parsons.

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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