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: Don Maclean

Says Good Morning Sunday.
His guest is BBC correspondent Fergal Keane , who discusses his work assignments in foreign conflict zones and the challenges he has faced in his personal life.


Unknown: Fergal Keane

: Steve Wright's SundayLove Songs

Listeners' romantic dedications.

: Parkinson's SundaySupplement

Michael Parkinson with music, news and chat.
Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details


Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

Airing the melodies of Broadway, Hollywood and British musicals. This special edition features Elton John in an interview recorded backstage just prior to his sell-out show in Las Vegas. The pop icon discusses his continued love of the stage/film-musical form. Featuring many examples of his work, incuding tunes from the films The Lion King and The Road to El Dorado and the current West End hit Billy Elliot.

When Elton John (above) realised that he had to channel all his creative energies into writing a song about a warthog he admits that, for a moment, he thought his career might be over. The wild-pig related tune he came up with, however, was part of his Oscar-winning score for The Lion King, with lyrics by Tim Rice, and opened a door that allowed him to pass from a massively successful run in pop to a blossoming career in musicals. He makes a great guest for Elaine Paige, as he has no qualms about telling her what he really thinks of shows based around the greatest hits of some of his fellow pop stars of the 1970s (he apologises to his friends in Queen and damns Rod Stewart by not mentioning him by name at all!). Elton repeats his determination not to hark back to the music of his past. Writing the music for London's West End hit Billy Elliot has only fired his enthusiasm, he tells Paige. Whatever you might think of his notorious, queeny tantrums, in this interview he comes across as upbeat, passionate and inspired.


Guest: Elton John

: Russell Davies

: Pick of the Pops

Dale Winton recalls this week in 1968 in this special edition of the nostalgic pop-music series.


Unknown: Dale Winton

: Ed Stewart

: Melodies for You

With Sheridan Morley.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley.

: Sunday Half Hour

Roger Royle presents hymns and choral music inspired by Mary's song of praise ("My soul magnifies the Lord"), featuring the choir of Clare College, Cambridge.


Unknown: Roger Royle

: Richard Baker

With Your Hundred Best Tunes.

: Malcolm Laycock

Swing and big-band recordings.

: Janice Long

At 1.30am Pause for Thought with Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with Andrew Graystones , and at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Chris Eyden.


Unknown: Andrew Graystones
Unknown: Chris Eyden.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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