Sunday, 15 November 2009

Those Radio Times! (BBC Radio for 15 November 1969)

Radio highlights for 15 November 1969 included on Radio 1 and 2 from 5.32am, Breakfast Special introduced by Bruce Wyndham. Then at 8.32am, Ed Stewart played your record requests with Junior Choice.
At 9.55am on Radio 2, Cyril Fletcher talked to people who keep on rushing in Five to Ten. Followed by, at 10.0am, Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson presenting Melody Time, featuring guest Mark Wynter.

Kenny Everett Entertained With His Grannyphone

On Radio 1, at 10.0am, Kenny Everett took over the airwaves with his Grannyphone in Everett Is Here.

Over on Radio 3, John Lade introduced Record Review featuring Building a library, which this week looked at Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in a flat major by Joseph Cooper. At 11.0am the Robert Mayer Children's Concert came from the Royal Festival Hall, London, introduced and conducted by Trevor Harvey.

At 12.30pm, Sports Parade introduced by Peter Jones took over Radio 3 for Saturday afternoon. This included Rugby Union from St.Helen's Ground, Swansea at 2.55 when Swansea took on The South African Tourists with commentary by Kim Shippey and Alun Williams. This particular match didn't go without controversy after complaints were raised at how the Police had handled demonstrators at the game who had invaded the pitch.

At midday, you could hear the Emperor Rosko on Radio 1 , while over on Radio 2 Ken Sykora delivered LP Showcase with some of the top sellers, evergreens and the latest long players.

Johnnie Walker Rivalled Frank Chacksfield For Radio Audiences

Johnnie Walker had some music for Saturday at 1.0pm on Radio1, but alternately, you could go Marching and Waltzing on Radio 2 with Jimmy Kingsbury followed by The Frank Chacksfield Hour at 2pm with sounds from Europe.

On Radio 4, Malcolm Muggeridge hosted Any Questions? at 1.15pm with Kenneth Allsop, Sylvia Sims and William Davis, in a broadcast previously heard the night before on Radio 2.

Afternoon Theatre at 2.0pm featured Leslie Sands as Inspector Chew in Better Never than Late by RD Wingfield.

John Peel was on Radio 1 for nearly 2 hours worth of Top Gear from 3pm while Alan Dell delivered The Big Band Sound at the same time over on Radio 2. Colin Nicol followed with Melody Fair at 3.31pm.

Marjorie Anderson hosted Weekend Woman's Hour on Radio 4 at 3.0pm with guest Janet Baker, also BA Manson and Roderick Mann looked at a recent biography on Marilyn Monroe.

Jimmy Savile Hosted Speak-Easy

Jimmy Savile discussed what really mattered in the world of 1969 with pop personalities and teenagers in Speak-Easy at 5.0pm on Radio 1, while Pete Drummond played the new releases of the week at 5.45pm.

Humphrey Lyttleton introduced the Don Rendell/Stan Robinson Five and the Keith Tippett Group in Jazz Club on Radio 1 at 6.45pm.

Back on Radio 2, Bill Crozier brought news from the world of old time and sequence dancing in Those Were The Days, then at 6.30pm, folk group The Settlers guested on The Mitchell Minstrel Show.

Not Only Roy Plomley... But Also... Dudley Moore's Desert Island Discs

Comedian and Jazz pianist, Dudley Moore was Roy Plomley's castaway on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs at 7.0pm.

Moore revealed that he would save Beethoven's, Symphony No.3 in E Flat major (opus 55) should the waves crash to the shore and try to take his choice of 8 records away. Moore's luxury was a piano and his choice of book would be A Study of Psychology.

The Third programme presented at 7.10pm From Maupassant to Mao or Whatever Happened to Mrs Warren?, a Shavian entertainment by Eric Ewens with contributions by Carlton Hobbs and RJ Minnet. Gala Concert Hall featured on Radio 4 at 7.30pm, with music for all the family including Debussy Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra.

Things Were Swingin' on Radio 2 With Roger Moffat

At 7.35pm, Radio 1 and 2 listeners joined together as Wally Whyton introduced The Spinners, The Foggy Dew-o, and Bonnie Dobson in Country Meets Folk. While at 8.30pm, Rod McLennan rounded up the latest movie music in Rod's Round-Up.

At 9.15pm, Roger Moffat presented Things Are Swingin' around Europe with guests Sounds Bob Rogers and The New Overlanders.

Saturday Night Theatre over on Radio 4 featured Elizabeth Begley, J.G. Devin and Maurice O' Callaghan in All Souls Night by Joseph Tomelty, a play originally broadcast in 1964.

If classical music was more your taste you could hear a music drama in four scenes by Wagner on the Third programme at 8.30pm. The Ring from Bayreuth featured Dorethea Siebert (Soprano) and Elizabeth Schwarzenberg (Soprano).

Tony Brandon's Saturday Night Guests Included The Migil 5

Tony Brandon met the Saturday people on Radio's 1 and 2 at 10.0pm with guests The Dennis Walton Orchestra, Timebox and The Migil 5, including at 11.0pm a report on the RAC International Rally of Great Britain from Robin Richards.

Radio 4 closed the evening with Lighten Our Darkness at 10.55pm with evening prayers conducted by The Rev C Semper, then at 11.10pm Music at Night featured Peter Wallfisch on piano playing a Beethoven Sonata.

Back on Radio's 1 and 2, following Midnight Newsroom, Peter Latham hosted Night Ride at 12.5am, featuring (for the second time tonight) The Settlers until 2.0am.

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