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: MoDutta

with the Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Judi Spiers

Today, as part of World of Faith week, Judi Spiers talks to actor Ron Moody. A Rewind production


Talks: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Ron Moody.

: Hayes on Saturday

Topical debate and features. Producer Julia Brooke


Producer: Julia Brooke

: The News Huddlines

With Roy Hudd ,
June Whitfield and Chris Emmett.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Chris Emmett.

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Faith and Footlights

As part of Radio 2's World of Faith week, Roger Royle travels the country to discover why the Church and the theatre have had such an up and down relationship over the centuries. He talks to stars of the stage and visits parts of Wales where theatre became as impressionable as church worship. Producer John Forrest
# See This Week: page 11


Unknown: Roger Royle
Producer: John Forrest

: Paul Heiney

with Lifestyle
In this month's guide, Kim Normanton investigates amateur dramatics, James Ross visits the Seychelles, Paul Heiney searches for the great British sausage, and Pippa Greenwood has autumn gardening advice. Producer Gary Bones


Unknown: Kim Normanton
Unknown: James Ross
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Gary Bones

: The Story behind ... Kismet

To introduce Radio 2's spectacular production, Sheridan Morley looks behind the scenes of the classic musical.
Producer Stella Hanson


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Kismet

Another chance to hear this classic 1953 score by Robert Wright and George Forrest , based on the themes of Alexander Borodin
. Kismet was subtitled a "musical Arabian night", with its ancient
Baghdad setting and its plot of romance and intrigue.
The cast includes American soprano Julia Migenes.
With the Stephen Hill Singers, and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Alwyn.
Script associate David Kelsey Rpt


Unknown: Robert Wright
Unknown: George Forrest
Unknown: Alexander Borodin
Soprano: Julia Migenes.
Singers: Stephen Hill
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn.
Unknown: David Kelsey
Hajj the Poet: Ethan Freeman
Lalume: Julia Migenes
Caliph: Stephen Hill
Marsinah: Katrina Murphy
Omar Khayyam: Frank Middlemass
Wazir: David Alder
Jawan: David Healey
Hassan Ben: Frank Jarvis
Chief Policeman: David Kelsey
Widow Yussef: Anny Tobin

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts

: Sue McGarry

1.00 BSTThe Lost Hour
Tonight, poet Ian McMillan explores the mysteries of time.
A Soundscape production
1.00 GMT Sue McGarry Continued from 12.05am
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought
With the Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Mo Dutta

with the Sunday Show
Including Make and Mend from Helen Kinton , Grow with Mo in the house with Fran Shall, and the Connection Quiz.


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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