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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With John Florance.


Unknown: John Florance.

: Pause for Thought

With Don Maclean for World of Faith week.


Unknown: Don MacLean

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits and, as part of Radio 2's World of Faith
Week, some classic comedy alluding to religion.

: Jimmy Young

Plus your legal questions answered.

: Debbie Thrower

: Ed Stewart

Including the final of the Accumulator Quiz.

: John Dunn

Including at 6.45 a look ahead to the weekend sporting action.

: Panel Beaters

Funny You Should Ask
In this week's panel game from the archives,
Peter Jones puts the questions in the quiz about comedy to Arthur English , Roy Hudd and Sandy Powell who provide the answers and reminiscences.
First broadcast in 1981. Questions by Michael Pointon Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest singers Joan Savage and James Graeme , and Serenata Voices, directed by David Beavan.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Roderick Dunk
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Joan Savage
Singers: James Graeme
Directed By: David Beavan.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Raffles

E W Homung's novel, abridged in six parts by Stewart Conn and read by Nigel Havers.
3: Gentlemen and Players In which Raffles and Bunny play a dangerous game.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Stewart Conn
Read By: Nigel Havers.

: Listen to the Band

In the run-up to next week's National Brass Band
Championships in London, Frank Renton talks to Elgar Howarth , whose new work
Song for B L is to be the test piece at the Royal Albert Hall.


Talks: Frank Renton
Unknown: Elgar Howarth
Unknown: Albert Hall.

: Michael Parkinson

with the Radio 2 Arts
From the Crucible Studio
Theatre in the heart of Sheffield's theatreland,
Michael Parkinson looks at the arts in Sheffield.
His guests include actors James Bolam ,
Andrew Sachs and Philip Franks , playwright Willis Hall , Chick Eldridge - choreographer of the Second Stride dance company, and the Crucible's new artistic director
Deborah Paige. With music from the Emperor String Quartet and Sheffield-bom singer/ songwriter Paul Carrack.
A Radio Corporation production


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: Willis Hall
Unknown: Chick Eldridge
Director: Deborah Paige.
Songwriter: Paul Carrack.

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
With the BBC Big Band.

: Sue McGarry

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought
With Patrick Forbes.


Unknown: Patrick Forbes.

: Saima

Saima Chaudry with music and chat.
Portland Media Services production


Unknown: Saima Chaudry

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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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