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: Martin Kelner

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With John Florance.


Unknown: John Florance.

: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Frank Topping.

: Ken Bruce

Dedications and requests.

: Italy Day

11.30 Jimmy Young
The eternal Jimmy Young broadcasts live from the Eternal City - Rome. With news and music reflecting everyday Italian life, its politics and peculiarities, the Vatican, the Pope, the Mafia and the people.

2.00 Debbie Thrower from Sicily
Guidebook in hand, Debbie Thrower spends her afternoon exploring the streets of Sicily's capital Palermo and the nearby tourist haunt of Mondello.
Producer Bridget Apps

3.30 Ed Stewart
He's already climbed Mount Snowdon and Ben Nevis. Now Ed Stewart's Italian challenge is Vesuvius, above the Bay of Naples, where he's joined by two intrepid Radio 2 contestants for a volcanic edition of the Accumulator Quiz.

5.05 John Dunn from Venice
Radio 2's Italian day continues as John Dunn visits Venice, city of romance, lagoons, canals, gondolas, palaces and museums.


Unknown: Jimmy Young
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Producer: Bridget Apps
Producer: Ed Stewart
Unknown: John Dunn

: Maestro

Richard Stilgoe conducts the last in the series of the offbeat musical quiz.
Team captains Rod Argent and Kate Robbins are joined by John Maloney and Ruthie Henshall.
Written by Jeremy Pascall and Phil Swern


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: John Maloney
Unknown: Ruthie Henshall
Written By: Jeremy Pascall
Written By: Phil Swern

: Friday Night Is Italian Music Night

from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest singers
Jacquelyn Fugelle and Arthur Davies , and Serenata Voices, directed by David Beavan. Introduced by Robin Boyle. Sample an Italian opera, ballet, symphony and carnival as the final course of Radio 2's gourmet Italian banquet is served. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Jacquelyn Fugelle
Singers: Arthur Davies
Directed By: David Beavan.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a programme played by the Sun Life Band from Bristol, conducted by Roy Newsome.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Roy Newsome.

: Putting Jane Austen in Her Place Radio 2 Arts Programme

Pam Ayres investigates Jane Austen in a tour around Austen country - Hampshire, Bath, Lyme
Regis and Devon. She talks to local enthusiasts and the occasional expert to find out what the author's life was like and how it is reflected in her novels. With readings from her novels, and music from the period. A Rewind production


Unknown: Jane Austen

: Campbell Bumap

with Jazz Notes
Tonight, Sax Appeal in concert at this year's EBU Festival in Marciac.

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought With Dennis Bailey.


Unknown: Dennis Bailey.

: Pat de Whalley

Pat de Whalley gets the day off to an early start.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Pat de Whalley

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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.

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