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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with John Florance.


Unknown: John Florance.

: Johnnie Walker

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Nagaraja.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconle

: The Harry Belafonte Story

3/4. Whoopi Goldberg profiles singer, actor, political activist and social historian Harry Belafonte , who was raised in Harlem, New York City, to West Indian parents before establishing himself as a popular calypso-influenced singer, Hollywood actor and political activist. This edition recalls the late
50s and early 60s, when Belafonte is one of the most internationally recognised black men, becoming the first non-white television producer and a Cultural Advisor to the Peace Corps. The series includes an interview with Belafonte, plus input from Odetta, singer
Nana Mouskouri , Bill Cosby and others.


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Harry Belafonte
Singer: Nana Mouskouri
Singer: Bill Cosby

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Christopher Austin conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest singers Melanie Stace and Simon Bowman. Presented by Brian Kay from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Singers: Melanie Stace
Singers: Simon Bowman.
Presented By: Brian Kay

: Oliver Twist

Actor David Warner reads Charles Dickens's tale about the orphan boy who fell among thieves.
5/6. A mysterious man named Monks seeks information about what happened to Oliver's mother shortly before her death. Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: David Warner
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the first of three programmes featuring the Brass in Concert Championship, held in November in Gateshead.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Green Room

Fiona Bruce invites the show's critics to assess the cultural events and arts of 2005. Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details


Unknown: Fiona Bruce

: Bob Harris

At 2.30am Pause for Thought with Marjory Watson of the Salvation Army.


Unknown: Marjory Watson

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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