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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol
News, views and music.

: Pause for Thought

With Cathy Aitchison.


Unknown: Cathy Aitchison.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Start the day with a smile and whistle along to some terrific music.

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

Hits, new releases and timeless classic tracks.

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news. Plus legal questions answered.

: Judi Spiers

Late lunch and early afternoon entertainment.

: Ed Stewart

Including the final of the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

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

: Maestro

Richard Stilgoe returns with a new six-part series of the music quiz that takes talent and tunes from the sublime to the ridiculous. Team captains Rod Argent and Kate Robbins are joined by Neil Innes and Bobby Crush to listen to some offbeat music and manic performances.
Written by Jeremy Pascall and Phil Swern
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Bobby Crush
Written By: Jeremy Pascall
Written By: Phil Swern
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , in a concert from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. Guest singers are Marilyn Hill
Smith and Arthur Davies , plus the Serenata Voices directed by David Beavan. introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Unknown: Marilyn Hill
Unknown: Arthur Davies
Directed By: David Beavan.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: The Thirty-Nine Steps

John Nettles reads a ten-part adaptation of John Buchan 's classic thriller.
1: The Man Who Died
A Jane Marshall production


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Jane Marshall

: Listen to the Band

In anticipation of next week's European Brass
Band Championships, to be held in Norway,
Frank Renton welcomes studio guests Tertnes Brass from Bergen, Norway, conducted by Tom Brevik.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Tom Brevik.

: Robin Hood - Man, Myth or... ?

Radio 2 Arts Programme John Florance investigates the archetypal English hero. Over the centuries Robin
Hood has been portrayed in ballads, May revels, broadsheets, films and on TV, emerging as a different character in each. Music has been written about him by people as diverse as John Barry, Dick James , Clannad, Sir Edward German , Steeleye Span and Lionel Bart.
Historians struggle to place him, writers reinterpret him, and political creeds have used him. Taking part are writers Michael Eaton and John Matthews , folklorist
Georgina Boyes , musicians Lucy Skeaping and the City Waites, and historian
Stephen Knight.
Producer David Corser


Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Sir Edward German
Unknown: Lionel Bart.
Unknown: Michael Eaton
Unknown: John Matthews
Unknown: Georgina Boyes
Musicians: Lucy Skeaping
Unknown: Stephen Knight.
Producer: David Corser

: Charles Nove

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


Unknown: Patrick Forbes.

: Lynn Bowles

A Robin Quinn production


Unknown: Robin Quinn

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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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