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: Nick Barraclough

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With Michael Kelly.


Unknown: Michael Kelly.

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Anne Easter.

: Alex Lester

: Comedy Classics

Hancock's Half Hour
Introduced by Ken Bruce. With Bill Kerr. Sidney James.
Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams. Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Harry Rabinowitz. Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton. Repeat


Introduced By: Ken Bruce.
Unknown: Bill Kerr.
Unknown: Sidney James.
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz.
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton.

: Reg Strikes 50

To celebrate Elton John 's half century, Brian Matthew presents an appreciation of this flamboyant performer. Producer Richard Masters


Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Brian Matthew
Producer: Richard Masters

: A Chorus Line

One of the greatest Broadway musicals, which ran for a record-breaking 15 years.
Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban.
Based on the book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante.
With the Stephen Hill Singers, and the Hippodrome Theatre Orchestra. conducted by Donald Pippin. Repeat


Music By: Marvin Hamlisch.
Unknown: Edward Kleban.
Book By: James Kirkwood
Book By: Nicholas Dante.
Singers: Stephen Hill
Conducted By: Donald Pippin.
Zack: David Soul
Cassie: Donna McKechnie
Sheila: Summer Rognlie

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: Paths of Inspiration

With Trevor McDonald.
4: Actor Morgan Freeman


Unknown: Trevor McDonald.
Unknown: Morgan Freeman

: Friday Night Is MusicNight

From King's Lynn Corn Exchange,
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra. led by Martin Loveday. With singers Susan Bullock and Arthur Davies , and Stephen Bell on horn. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
8.20-8.40 Interval
Sheridan Morley looks at the film musical Easter Parade.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Singers: Susan Bullock
Singers: Arthur Davies
Singers: Stephen Bell
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Good Friday Half Hour

Recorded at Westminster
Cathedral, Roger Royle tells the story of Good Friday.
Musical director James O'Donnell
Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Roger Royle
Director: James O'Donnell
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts
Including at 11.59 Pause for Thought
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Jon Briggs

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought With Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Noel Vincent.

: The Helen Mayhew Show

Music and conversation to start your day.
* Face behind the Voice: pl49

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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