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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 Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: John Inverdale

: A Handful of Songs - theLionel Bart Story

3/3. Joint presenters Barbara
Windsor and Matt Lucas recall the life and career of songwriter
Lionel Bart , who died in 1999, aged 68, following huge successes and a long period of personal troubles. This final instalment details Bart's failure to produce a hit following the stage success of Oliver! (1960). Neither Blitz! (1962) nor Twang! (1965) made a great impression. Plus a look at his career-numbing addiction to drugs and alcohol and his comeback in 1989, when he performed the song Happy
Endings in a TV ad. Contributors include Ron Moody, Cameron Mackintosh , Don Black ,
Justin Hayward and Herbert Kretzmer.


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Songwriter: Lionel Bart
Unknown: Cameron MacKintosh
Unknown: Don Black
Unknown: Justin Hayward
Unknown: Herbert Kretzmer.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with vocalists Mary Hegarty and Michael Dore , and pianist Alistair Young. Presented by Brian Kay.


Unknown: Gavin Sutherland
Unknown: Mary Hegarty
Unknown: Michael Dore
Pianist: Alistair Young.
Presented By: Brian Kay.

: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Sex and the City star
Cynthia Nixon reads an abridged verson of Anita Loos 's satirical 1925 novel, which spawned numerous stage and screen adaptations, most famously Howard Hawks's 1953 Hollywood musical comedy. 4/8. Lorelei and Dorothy disembark in Paris for more male conquests. Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: Cynthia Nixon
Unknown: Anita Loos

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a choice selection of listeners' requests.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Green Room

Mariella Frostrup with news, interviews, reviews and live music from the current arts.
Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Bob Harris

Featuring archive sessions.
At 2.30am Pause for Thought with Father Joe Mills in Scotland.


Unknown: Father Joe Mills

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

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