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: Richard Allinson

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

: Mark Goodier

: Bob Harris

: Take That: Live and Exclusive

Another chance to hear an invitation-only gig featuring pop hit-makers Take That, recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios. Producer Sarah Gaston


Producer: Sarah Gaston

: Heavenly Johnny Mathis

2/3. Paul Gambaccini celebrates the career of easy-listening superstar Johnny Mathis , who pierced the rock 'n' roll airwaves of the late 50s with a run of smooth and creamy ballads, most notably Wonderful! Wonderful!, It's Not for Me to Say, Chances Are and Misty. Augmented by an in-depth interview with the singer, the story continues into the 60s and 70s, when Mathis had few hit 45s but developed his popular stage act. Plus a look at his 1973 work with "Philly sound" producer Thorn Bell and his 1976 UK Christmas number one When a Child Is Born (Soleado).


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Johnny Mathis
Producer: Thorn Bell

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Aled Jones presents highlights of the year's shows, featuring soprano Amanda Roocroft. violinist Nicola Benedetti , cellist Julian Lloyd
Webber and, from the pop world, Tony Hadley , Joe Brown , Chris de Burgh , Cara Dillon and others.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Violinist: Amanda Roocroft.
Violinist: Nicola Benedetti
Unknown: Julian Lloyd
Unknown: Tony Hadley
Unknown: Joe Brown
Unknown: Chris de Burgh
Unknown: Cara Dillon

: James Bond Short Stories

7/8. Actor Damian Lewis reads part one of Ian Fleming 's 1960 thriller For Your Eyes Only.


Unknown: Damian Lewis
Unknown: Ian Fleming

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton with 2006 highlights.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Culture show with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Christmas with theDetectives

4/4. Tom Conti reads The Flying Stars, by GK Chesterton (1911).


Unknown: Tom Conti

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with the Rev Simon Woodman in Wales.


Unknown: Simon Woodman

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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