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: Sarah Kennedy

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: The Bob Hope Trail

New series 1/6. Following on from his series profiling 20th-century showbiz giants Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby , Michael Freedland hears from the friends, family and associates of Hollywood, radio, TV and troops entertainer and comic Bob Hope , who was born in England in 1903 but lived in America from the age of four. Featuring input and memories from comedy writers
Larry Gelbart , Mort Lachman and Arthur Marx (son of Groucho), veteran baseball star Bob Feller , golf tournament organiser Ernie Dunlevie , television executive Howard Rosenbluth , military supremo Brigadier General
Michael Teilmann , actress Rhonda Fleming , Hope's adopted daughter Linda and many others. Producer Neil Rosser


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Michael Freedland
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Larry Gelbart
Unknown: Mort Lachman
Unknown: Arthur Marx
Unknown: Bob Feller
Unknown: Ernie Dunlevie
Unknown: Howard Rosenbluth
Unknown: Michael Teilmann
Unknown: Rhonda Fleming
Producer: Neil Rosser

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with vocalists
Rebecca Thornhill , Graham Bickley and the Puppini Sisters (Marcella Pupini , Kate Mullins and Stephanie O'Brien ), live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Gavin Sutherland
Unknown: Rebecca Thornhill
Unknown: Graham Bickley
Unknown: Marcella Pupini
Unknown: Kate Mullins
Unknown: Stephanie O'Brien

: Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall

Paul Merton reads Spike Milligan's uniquely surreal comic memoirs about the Second World War.
5/6. This chapter features a who-can-stay-in-bed-the-longest contest. Abridged by Mike Haskins


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Abridged By: Mike Haskins

: Listen to the Band

Featuring the Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band in session.

: The Weekender

Culture show in which
Matthew Wright looks at the the current arts.


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

Performing a live set are New York punk-rockabilly duo Heavy Trash.

: Pete Mitchell

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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