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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Andy Perry.


Unknown: Andy Perry.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Rabbi Pete Tobias.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Go to [web address removed] today for guest details

: Johnnie Walker

: Hancock's Whole Evening

Paul Merton introduces three hours of special programming to mark the 50th anniversary of the first airing of the very first edition of Hancock's Half-Hour, the landmark radio comedy featuring Tony Hancock with regulars Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams. The series ran for five hit years; a TV version with the same title followed in 1956. Scriptwriters Ray Galton and Alan Simpson comment on the show's first ever episode, which follows. Producer John Pidgeon
7.08 First Night Party
Originally broadcast on 2 November 1954 at 9.30pm on the BBC Light Programme.
7.41 Stone Me, What a Life!
Dennis Norden recalls Tony Hancock 's early variety and broadcasting career, including the weak, if not terrible, bits.
8.31 The Wild Man of the Woods
A fourth-series episode, first transmitted on 27 January 1957.
9.03 The Complete and Utter History of Hancock's Half-Hour
Paul Merton interviews the show's creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. With classic clips and gems from the archive.
9.48 Hancock's Fans and Round-up
The celebrations wind down with tributes from the show's contributors and fans, including Raymond Baxter, Fenella Fielding, Andree Melly, Warren Mitchell and Nicholas Parsons.
Freddie and the dreamer: p31


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Scriptwriters: Ray Galton
Scriptwriters: Alan Simpson
Producer: John Pidgeon
Unknown: Dennis Norden
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson.
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: Sounds of the 70s

With Steve Harley.


Unknown: Steve Harley.

: Mark Radcliffe

: Janice Long

At 1.30am Pause for Thought with Steve Williams.


Unknown: Steve Williams.

: Alex Lester

3.30 as 1.30

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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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