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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with John Florence.


Unknown: John Florence.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

And in Tracks of My Years singer Tony Christie identifies two final tracks in his own top ten.


Singer: Tony Christie

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

: Tears of a Clown - the Story of Smokey Robinson

2/4. Lulu continues her profile of soul tenor and songwriter William "Smokey" Robinson, who until 1972 fronted Motown star quartet the Miracles. Smokey's songs co-written with Motown founder Berry Gordy produced many of the early Miracles hits, and then Smokey started writing with the other Miracles, including Pete Moore and guitarist Marv Tarplin, producing such classics as Ooo Baby Baby and The Tracks of My Tears. Smokey talks about his inspiration, with contributions from Berry Gordy, singer Angie Stone , songwriter Lamont Dozier, and ex-wife Claudette Robinson.


Unknown: Berry Gordy
Unknown: Pete Moore
Guitarist: Marv Tarplin
Singer: Berry Gordy
Singer: Angie Stone
Songwriter: Lamont Dozier
Unknown: Claudette Robinson.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Live from Liverpool's Albert Dock Arena , as part of the Liverpool Summer Pops,
Ken Bruce introduces the BBC Concert
Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe , with special guests
Lucie Silvas and Patrizio Buanne.


Unknown: Albert Dock Arena
Introduces: Ken Bruce
Conducted By: Richard Balcombe
Conducted By: Patrizio Buanne.

: Disgrace

Derek Jacobi reads JM Coetzee's
Booker Prize-winning novel.
7/8. Returning to Cape Town, David visits the father of the student with whom he had an affair.
Abridged by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Abridged By: Jane Marshall

: Listen to the Band

Brass and military bands from the USA, introduced by Frank Renton.


Introduced By: Frank Renton.

: The Green Room

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

: Bob Harris

A selection of archive sessions.
At 2.30am Pause for Thought with Sylvia Sands in Northern Ireland.


Unknown: Sylvia Sands

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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