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: Martin Kelner

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

Including today, your legal questions answered.
+ See This Week: page 8

: Fiona Armstrong

presents 40 years of number one hits including at 2.30 the star guest interview and at 3.00 Fifties after Three.

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

Next Sunday the new luxury superliner Oriana sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, the first luxury liner custom-built for the British cruise market, and John Dunn is aboard to preview the ship before she sets sail. Capable of carrying nearly 2,000 passengers, the problems of feeding, entertaining and safety are enormous. John finds out how a virtual floating city is managed and what systems and technology are employed to ensure that life on board is a pleasant experience.


Unknown: John Dunn

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from P&O's new superliner Oriana in Southampton, prior to her maiden voyage.
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Cynthia Fleming , in a selection of music associated with travel across the seas. Tonight's star singers are Marilyn Hill Smith, Sally Burgess and Bonaventura Bottone.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd (Concert sponsored by P&O Cruises)
Including at 8.20 Sailing By Notable part-time sailors Libby Purves and Sir
Edward Heath talk about the pleasures and different rhythms of a life at sea. Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Cynthia Fleming
Unknown: Marilyn Hill Smith,
Unknown: Sally Burgess
Unknown: Bonaventura Bottone.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Edward Heath
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton introduces highlights from the recent Brass Explosion Gala Concert recorded at
Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Taking part are the Black Dyke Mills, Britannia Building Society and Grimethorpe Colliery Bands.


Introduces: Frank Renton

: Nick Barraclough

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme
As part of Radio 2's Country Season, the programme is presented from the deck of the General Jackson - the largest riverboat in the world - which steams along the Cumberland River between Opryland and Nashville, Tennessee. Nick Barraclough meets a nine-to-five jobbing songwriter, visits the Bluebird Cafe which launched a thousand country stars, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Parthenon, the newly refurbished Ryman Auditorium and some of Nashville's lesser-known cultural backwaters.
A Smooth Operation production


Presenter: Nick Barraclough

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes. Featuring fusion band System X in session and the new Wynton Marsalis autobiography reviewed by Guy Barker.


Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Reviewed By: Guy Barker.

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Dr Neville Prinja.


Unknown: Dr Neville Prinja.

: Brenda Emmanus

A Ray Harvey production


Unknown: Ray Harvey

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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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