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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 a special live editon of Pause for Thought with Chris Eyden.


Unknown: Chris Eyden.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

: Tears of a Clown - theStory of Smokey Robinson

RT CHOICE New series 1/4. Lulu presents a profile of soul tenor and songwriter William
"Smokey" Robinson, who until
1972 fronted Motown star quartet the Miracles, whose hits include the 1960 single Shop Around (Motown's first million seller),
You've Really Got a Hold on Me, The Tracks of My Tears, I Second That t
Emotion and The Tears of a Clown.
Contributors include
Smokey Robinson , original Miracle Warren "Pete" Moore, ex-wife Claudette Robinson , former Supremes singer Cindy Birdsong , Motown songwriters Lamont Dozier and Janie Bradford , Motown manager Shelley Berger , journalist Adam White and soul aficionado David Nathan. The story begins with a look at Robinson's early years in Detroit, where he met mentor Berry Gordy. Producer Sue Clark


Unknown: Smokey Robinson
Unknown: Claudette Robinson
Singer: Cindy Birdsong
Songwriters: Lamont Dozier
Songwriters: Janie Bradford
Unknown: Shelley Berger
Unknown: Adam White
Unknown: David Nathan.
Unknown: Berry Gordy.
Producer: Sue Clark

: Friday Night Is Music Night

From LSO St Luke's in London, Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest singers Jacquelyn Fugelle and Simon Grant , pianist John Alley and cellist Nigel Blomiley.


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Singers: Jacquelyn Fugelle
Singers: Simon Grant
Pianist: John Alley
Unknown: Nigel Blomiley.

: Disgrace

Derek Jacobi reads an abridged version of JM Coetzee's novel set in post-apartheid South Africa.
6/8. David and his daughter spot the man who had attacked them.
Abridged by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Abridged By: Jane Marshall

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents music by the Woodfalls Band, conducted by David Barringer.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: David Barringer.

: The Green Room

Mariella Frostrup with the arts.
Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details

: Bob Harris

At 2.30am Pause for Thought with Sylvia Sands in Northern Ireland.


Unknown: Sylvia Sands

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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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