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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with David Thomas.


Unknown: David Thomas.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Stuart Maconie

: Poitier at 80

New series 1/3. Radio 2 celebrates the life and career of Hollywood actor/director
Sidney Poitier , whose late 50s/ early 60s rise to fame as an unprecedented black male lead with box-office clout coincided with the gains made by the American civil rights movement. Raised in the Bahamas and Nassau, the handsome and poised star acted in serious, socially concerned films, and began directing in the 70s. He remains best known for The
Defiant Ones (1958), Lillies of the Field (1963) - for which he won an Oscar - and the three big 1967 hits To Sir, with Love, In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Featuring an interview with Poitier, plus input from James Earl Jones , Denzel Washington ,
Patricia Routledge , Lulu and others. Producer Neil Rosser


Director: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: James Earl Jones
Unknown: Denzel Washington
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Neil Rosser

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a concert celebrating yesterday's birthdays of both
Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Presented by Sarah Brightman.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Presented By: Sarah Brightman.

: Hang a Thousand Treeswith Ribbons: the Story ofPhillis Wheatley

3/4. Sophie Okonedo reads Ann Rinaldi 's story of the slave who became the first African-American woman to have poetry published. Abridged by Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Sophie Okonedo
Unknown: Ann Rinaldi
Abridged By: Amanda Hancox

: Listen to the Band

Frank Rentons presents the YBS Band, conducted by David King.


Unknown: Frank Rentons
Conducted By: David King.

: The Weekender

Arts show.

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought.

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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