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: Mo Dutta

with the Saturday Show Records and requests.

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s
LPs, EPs, 45s, the hits, the misses and more.

: Judi Spiers

A spicy mix of music, interviews and features.
A Rewind production

: Hayes on Saturday

Topical debate, features and phone-ins.
Producer Rick Roskrow


Producer: Rick Roskrow

: Bob Holness and Friends

From the New Radio
Theatre, Bob presents the last in the series of the chat, music and variety show, with the help of the Best of British Jazz Band and a host of surprise guests from the world of showbiz.
Repeated from Thursday
A Unique Broadcasting production

: Martin Kelner on Saturday

Pop music for the discerning- listener.

: Nick Barradough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Riverdance - the Show

Terry Wogan introduces highlights from the show at the Point Theatre, Dublin, with the choral group
Anuna, legendary piper
Davy Spillane , the James Bignon Deliverance Ensemble, and the Riverdance Orchestra.
Also with Michael Flatley , Jean Butler and the Irish
Dance Company.
Producer Richard Masters


Introduces: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Davy Spillane
Unknown: Michael Flatley
Unknown: Jean Butler
Producer: Richard Masters

: Too Many Songs

Daire Brehan talks to satirist and maths
professor Tom Lehrer about his songs, from Poisoning Pigeons in the Park to The Masochism Tango, and meets a host of Lehrer fans, from Alan Coren to
Richard Stilgoe.
Producer Eleanor Garland


Talks: Daire Brehan
Unknown: Professor Tom Lehrer
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe.
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Overture Beginners

The Story behind ... Bitter Sweet
As a forerunner to Radio
2's spectacular production of the classic musical,
Sheridan Morley explores the original plot and follows the production through to the opening night. Producer Stella Hanson


Musical: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Bitter Sweet

The latest production in Radio 2's series of musicals is Noel Coward's
1929 operetta. It tells the story of Sarah Shayne , her love for composer Carl Linden and its tragic outcome. The score is crammed with some of . Coward's best songs, including /'// See You Again, Dear Little Cafe, If Love
Were All and Zigeuner. Starring, among others,
Graham Bickley , Marilyn Hill Smith and Rosemary Ashe. With the Stephen Hill Singers and the BBC
Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , conductor Michael Reed.
Script associate Warner Brown Producer John Langridge


Unknown: Sarah Shayne
Unknown: Carl Linden
Unknown: Graham Bickley
Unknown: Marilyn Hill
Unknown: Rosemary Ashe.
Singers: Stephen Hill
Conductor: Martin Loveday
Conductor: Michael Reed.
Producer: John Langridge

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought
With James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Mo Dutta

with the Sunday Show Records and requests, together with Make and Mend from Helen Kinton ,
House Plants with Fran
Shall, and the Connection


Unknown: Helen Kinton

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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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