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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Laurie Rosenberg.


Unknown: Laurie Rosenberg.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Star Wars: 30th Anniversary

2/2. To mark today's 30th anniversary of the US release of George Lucas's phenomenally influential sci-fi adventure Star Wars, actor Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) hears from George Lucas, actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, and director Steven Spielberg. A Star Wars-themed edition of Friday Night Is Music Night follows.


Presenter: Anthony Daniels
Interviewee: George Lucas
Interviewee: Mark Hamill
Interviewee: Harrison Ford
Interviewee: Carrie Fisher
Interviewee: Steven Spielberg

: Friday Night Is Music Night- May the Force Be with You

In a special edition to mark today's 30th anniversary of the US release of George Lucas 's Star Wars,
Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a programme showcasing John Williams 's Oscar-winning score, with tuba soloist Ben Thomson. Plus sympathetically themed pieces by Sibelius, Holst and Richard Strauss , film music from ET the Extra-Terrestial (Williams) and Apollo 13 (James Horner ), and Joe Meek 's Telstar.


Unknown: George Lucas
Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Unknown: John Williams
Soloist: Ben Thomson.
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: James Horner
Unknown: Joe Meek

: Shadowlands

Brian Sibley 's abridged version of his account of the love affair between author CS Lewis and Joy Davidman , read by actor Ian Richardson. 8/8. Lewis comes to terms with Joy's death.
Abridged by Brian Sibley


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Joy Davidman
Unknown: Ian Richardson.
Abridged By: Brian Sibley

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents further highlights of the 2007 European Brass Band Championships.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Contemporary arts and culture with Matthew Wright , whose guest is singer/songwriter Patti Smith.


Unknown: Matthew Wright
Songwriter: Patti Smith.

: Mark Lamarr

New music.

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 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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