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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

With Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Jonathan Romain.

: 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.

: Anne Robinson

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

: Debbie Thrower

A combination of music and chat, featuring ideas for the home and garden and expert advice from the regular team of contributors.

: Ed Stewart

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

: Frances Edmonds

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: Maestro

Richard Stilgoe conducts another edition of offbeat music, performance, talent and tunes in this six-part music quiz series. Team captains Rod Argent and Lynsey De Paul are joined by John Moloney and Phil Pope.
Written by Jeremy Pascall and Phil Swern


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Lynsey de Paul
Unknown: John Moloney
Unknown: Phil Pope.
Written By: Jeremy Pascall
Written By: Phil Swern

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , from the Hippodrome, Golders
Green, London, with guest singers Mary Carewe ,
Robert Meadmore and the Nigel Brooks Singers.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Yates
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Mary Carewe
Singers: Robert Meadmore
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: The Thirty-Nine Steps

John Nettles reads a ten-part adaptation of John Buchan 's classic thriller.
3: The Adventures of the Literary Innkeeper


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: John Buchan

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session from the David
Urquhart Travel Yorkshire Imperial Band, conducted by Alan Exley.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Alan Exley.

: Festival Follies! Radio 2 Arts Programme

From the Bournemouth
Festival, to celebrate the Year of the Pier,
Max Bygraves introduces an "end-of-the-pier" show in the time-honoured tradition of the concert parties that used to entertain holiday crowds on the beach and on the piers. The Impromptus - Louise Plowright , Nicola Smythe , Alan Moore ,
Stephen Tate and John Telfer - revive the spirit of the outdoor entertainers with songs, comedy routines and sketches.
Gavin Henderson , President of the National Pier Society, traces the evolution of the pleasure pier from landing stage to theatre stage. And Tony Staveacre talks to three performers with roots in the seaside entertainment tradition - Roy Hudd , Leslie Crowther and Bill Pertwee
, author of Promenades and Pierrots.
Producer Tony Staveacre


Introduces: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Louise Plowright
Unknown: Nicola Smythe
Unknown: Alan Moore
Unknown: Stephen Tate
Unknown: John Telfer
Unknown: Gavin Henderson
Talks: Tony Staveacre
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought With Roger Royle


Unknown: Roger Royle

: Diane-Louise Jordan

cuts her radio teeth on a new early morning show after six years on Blue Peter. As well as playing the best music around, she tackles a variety of subjects from anti-ageing to the arts. Producer Carolyn Smyth


Unknown: Blue Peter.
Producer: Carolyn Smyth

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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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