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: Don Maclean

says Good Morning Easter from St Peter 's Square in the heart of Rome, and meets tenor Luciano Pavarotti , an ambassador, a cardinal, a Swiss Guard and thousands of pilgrims. With hymns by the choir of the Venerable
English College.


Unknown: St Peter
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti

: Bob Holness

: Vintage Years

12.00 Desmond Carrington with Radio 2 All-Time Greats

: Mel Blanc - Bugs Bunny's Best Friend

Rolf Harris recalls the life of Mel Blanc , the voice behind many Warner Brothers cartoon characters, including Bugs Bunny. Written by David Rider Producer Sara Clifford


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Mel Blanc
Written By: David Rider
Producer: Sara Clifford

: Hubert Gregg - The 20s

Hubert recalls the Jazz Age.

: Radio 2 Young Musician Semi-Finals

Continuing the series in which promising young solo instrumentalists on the threshold of their careers compete for the Radio 2
Young Musician prize. This programme features Andrew McNeil (saxophone) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Ekaterina Apekisheva (piano) from the Royal College of Music.


Unknown: Andrew McNeil
Piano: Ekaterina Apekisheva

: Sing Something Simple

with the Cliff Adams
Singers, accompanied by Jack Emblow. Rpt


Singers: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow.

: Charlie Chester - Travels in Malaysia

The first of two programmes recorded on a Royal British Legion pilgrimage to
Malaysia. Charlie meets expatriate tea and rubber planters who talk about the days when, as Malaya, it was part of the British Empire. His travelling companions talk about their visit to the scenes of events that took place during the Second World War and the Communist insurrection of the 1950s. Followed by Charlie Chester 's Easter
Parade Monologues and music for Easter Day. Producer David Welsby


Unknown: Charlie Chester
Producer: David Welsby

: Prom Praise

A packed Royal Albert Hall welcomes Noel Tredinnick and the All Souls Choir and Orchestra in a glorious celebration of Easter. The evening includes music by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Handel and Elgar as well as some great hymns of praise. Producer Michael Wakelin


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Noel Tredinnick
Producer: Michael Wakelin

: Alan Keith

with Your Hundred Best

: A Song of Somerset

Radio 2 Arts Programme Sean Street and Christopher Cook set off again to chronicle literary Britain. They travel to
Somerset and remember
Coleridge at Nether Stowey and Wordsworth at Alfoxden.
They celebrate the great western county with thoughts of John Cowper Powys and Evelyn Waugh , while writer Richard Emeny looks at the rich treasure-trove of the county's literary associations. Producer Stella Hanson


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John Cowper Powys
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Richard Emeny
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Steve Madden

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


Unknown: Fr Danny McLoughlin.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Fr Danny McLoughlin.


Unknown: Fr Danny McLoughlin.

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.

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