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: Aled Jones

British pop-classical quartet Blake perform ahead of the release of their second album And So It Goes.

: Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

Personal dedications.

: Michael Ball's Sunday Brunch

Music, chat and special guests.

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

Today's edition showcases Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey 's musical Grease - the 1972 Broadway hit that spawned Randal Kleiser's 1978 blockbuster film featuring additional music by Barry Gibb , John Farrar and others. Stars of the current West End revival discuss the continued appeal of the 50s-nostalgia hit. They also identify their favourite musicals and Nicola Brazil (Sandy) performs a song in the studio.


Unknown: Jim Jacobs
Unknown: Warren Casey
Unknown: Randal Kleiser
Music By: Barry Gibb
Music By: John Farrar

: Pick of the Pops

Dale Winton rewinds to this week in both 1969 and 1988 with big hits by Roy Orbison , Mama Cass , Bobbie Gentry , Duran Duran , Rick Astley and Phil Collins.


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Mama Cass
Unknown: Bobbie Gentry
Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Rick Astley
Unknown: Phil Collins.

: Johnnie Walker

Today's special guest is ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr , who discusses his influences. Performing a live session is California musician/ surfer Donavon Frankenreiter.


Guitarist: Johnny Marr
Unknown: Donavon Frankenreiter.

: Alan Tltchmarsh

: Sunday Half-Hour

Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns about Heaven, featuring musicians from Chetham's School of Music recorded in Manchester Cathedral, with director Martin Bussey.


Introduces: Brian D'Arcy
Director: Martin Bussey.

: Russell Davies

The art and craft of the popular song.

: Malcolm Laycock

With US and UK hits and rarities from the big-band and swing era.

: The David Jacobs Collection

Stage and film tunes.

: Janice Long

Music and chat.

: Alex Lester

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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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