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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With Roger Roberts.


Unknown: Roger Roberts.

: Pause for Thought

With Adrian Plass.


Unknown: Adrian Plass.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

Plus your legal questions answered.

: Debbie Thrower

A mix of music and chat, with listeners' views and comments.

: Ed Stewart

Including the final of the Accumulator Quiz.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition and at 6.45 a look ahead to the weekend sporting action.

: Howard Keel Presents Playhouse

The final programme in the series celebrating great
London theatres associated with musicals.
6: The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Howard Keel tells the story of his favourite stage, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He recalls playing Curly in Oklahoma!, the first of a legendary quartet of hits by Rodgers and Hammerstein, completed by Carousel,
South Pacific and The King and I. Other blockbusting musicals remembered include Showboat, My Fair Lady and Miss Saigon.
Written and compiled by James Montgomery
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: James Montgomery

: Friday Night Is Music Night

From the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London,
Stephen Brooker conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest singers Kim Criswell and James Graeme , and the Stephen Hill Singers.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Stephen Brooker
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Kim Criswell
Singers: James Graeme
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Whisky Galore!

Stanley Baxter reads Compton Mackenzie 's hilarious tale of Scottish islanders facing life without whisky during the war.
6: "Never mind the Home
Guard, the Brigade of Guards with the Duke of Wellington in command couldn't protect the whisky on that ship from the islanders...." Abridged and directed by Neil Cargill
A KDMH production


Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Directed By: Neil Cargill

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session from the Williams
Fairey Band, conducted by Bryan Hurdley.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Bryan Hurdley.

: Archie Fisher: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard, died 200 years ago this year. Archie Fisher celebrates the musical and poetic legacy of the man whose health is being drunk all over the world at this moment.
Performing Burns's music to an audience of Burns lovers are Ceolbeg, Rob Patterson, Kathleen Jamie and John Purser.
Producer Dave Batchelor
Competitions and offers: page 132


Unknown: Archie Fisher
Unknown: Rob Patterson
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: John Purser.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
From Appleby 95, a saxophone feast with the Alan Barnes Sextet and the Andy Panayi Trio. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Alan Barnes Sextet
Unknown: Andy Panayi Trio.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought
With Malcolm Flanagan.


Unknown: Malcolm Flanagan.

: Liz Green

A Unique Broadcasting production

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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.

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