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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Zia Chaudhry.


Unknown: Zia Chaudhry.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Roger Royle.


Unknown: Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Tony Benett at 80 - the Good Life

New series 1/4. Russell Davies celebrates the life and career of Tony Bennett , who was 80 yesterday and remains the most revered crooner from a generation that took its cues from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
Best known for his 1962 Grammywinnng ballad I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Bennett (originally Benedetto) first hit big in 1951 with Because of You. Other top tunes such as Cold, Cold Heart, Rags to Riches and Stranger in Paradise established the singer as distinctly different from Sinatra. Bennett has interpreted the greats - from Cole Porter to the Gershwins and Irving Berlin - and performed with the likes of Count Basie, Art Blakey , kd lang, Bonnie Raitt and BB King. An accomplished painter and devoted charity fundraiser, he has found fame well beyond his own generation, having appeared both on MTV and at Glastonbury. Producer Graham Pass


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Tony Bennett
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Art Blakey
Unknown: Bonnie Raitt

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Christopher Warren-Green conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra with soprano Ailish Tynan in a special Viennese edition. Presented by Ken Bruce.


Unknown: Christopher Warren-Green
Soprano: Ailish Tynan
Presented By: Ken Bruce.

: This Sporting Life

Stephen Tompkinson reads David Storey 's story about rugby league players in late-50s Yorkshire.
6/6. Arthur's legs finally betray him. Abridged by Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: David Storey
Abridged By: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the first part of a concert in which Nicholas Childs conducts the Black Dyke Band.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: Nicholas Childs
Unknown: Black Dyke

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

And at 3.30am Pause for Thought.

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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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