Monday, 16 November 2009

Those Radio Times! (BBC Radio for 16 November 1969)

Waking up on Sunday morning with Radios 1 and 2 on 16 November 1969 there was time for reflection in words and music at 6.55am in The First Day of the Week. Then, following the News and Weather at 7.2am, Robin Boyle presented Sunday Special.

Over on Radio 4 at 7.50am, Bishop Geoffrey Tiarks, Senior Chaplain of Lambeth Palace read from the Archbishop of Canterbury's latest book in Sunday reading: God, Christ and the World, followed at 8.0am, The News.

Radio 3 began the day with the chimes of Big Ben at 8.0am followed by News and Weather then at 8.4am What's New? featured a weekly look of recent classical records. There was also a Record Review at 11.0am in Music Magazine with contributions by Joan Crissell, Robert Henderson and Harold Rosenthal.

Sunday Morning With Ed Stewart and DLT

Ed Stewart continued to serve both Radios 1 and 2 with Junior Choice until 10.0am, when DLT took over on Radio 1 while Eric Robinson introduced Melodies for you on Radio 2 (10am).

Peoples Service - Relatively Speaking came from St Katharine's College of Education, Liverpool at 11.31am. Then Radio's 1 ans 2 joined hands again at mid-day as Michael Aspel linked friends and family worldwide in Family Favourites.

Radio 4 had an omnibus visit to Ambridge with The Archers at 9.30am then Radio 4's Morning Service came from First Presbyterian Church, Newry, Co.Down.

Gardeners' Question Time came from Glamorgan at 2.0pm question master was Franklin Engelmann.

Ken Dodd Looked at Affordable Rubbish

On Radio 2, there was an hour of comedy with a New series of The Ken Dodd Experience at 2.0pm. This weeks instalment had Rubbish, at a price you can afford featuring Peter Goodwright, Talfryn Thomas, Colin Edwynn and Barbara Mullaney.

At 2.31pm Jimmy Clitheroe was The Clitheroe Kid, this week's instalment been Doctor Jekyll and Mister Jim. If comedy ballet was more your taste, you could listen to Platee on Radio 3 at 3.0pm with music by Rameau.

Today's drama offerings included The Sunday Play on Radio 4 at 2.30pm. The Passing Day by George Shirls had won the Writers Guild of Great Britain award for the Best British Radio Drama Script after its first broadcast in 1968. It starred Patrick Magee.

The Third Programme also offered The Novel by Louis De Carmontelle at 7.5pm with Betty Huntley-Wright, Sean Arnold and John Bentley. There was also Part 6 of The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins and featuring Margaret Wolfit and Peter Bathurst (Radio 4, 8.30pm).

The Move Guested On Annie Nightingale's Show

Popular music offerings came from Radio 1 with Savile's Travels (2.0pm), Scene and Heard with Johnny Moran (3.0pm), The Stuart Henry Show (4.0pm) , Alan Freeman with Pick of The Pops (5.0pm - also on Radio 2 ), Peter Sarstedt at 7.opm Mike Raven's R& B Show (7.32pm) and Annie Nightingale at 8.45pm. Annie featured music this week from The Move and Harmony Grass.

Back on Radio 2, Wilfred Thomas invited you Out and About at 4.0pm while Franklin Engelmann made his second outing of the day Down Your Way in Haltwhistle on Radio 4 at 5.15pm.

Former newsreader and wartime correspondent John Snagge appealed on behalf of Fight for Sight in Week's Good Cause on Radio 4 at 7.55pm, then The Rt.Hon Denis Healey talked to young people in Subject For Sunday : War and Peace (Radio 4, 8.0pm).

Sunday Half-Hour on Radio 2 came from the Queens Hall Methodist mission at 8.30pm, then Alan Keith introduced Your Hundred Best Tunes on Radio 4 at 9.0pm.

Humphrey Lyttleton Played the Best In Jazz

Radios 1 and 2 got Softly Sentimental at 10.0pm with romantic music, then at 11.0pm Humphrey Lyttleton played the best of jazz on records (and welcomed VHF Radio 3 listeners too).

Radio 4 closed the day at 11.2pm with Music at Night played by Frederick Riddle (viola) and Eric Harrison (piano) with the Bloch Suite Kreisler, after Pugnani Praludium and Allegro. The Coastal Forecast followed at 11.45pm with Closedown at approximately 11.48pm.

John Dunn introduced Just Jazz back on Radio's 1 and 2 at 12.5am, then at 12.30am, Charles Fox had a Jazz Workshop featuring The Mike Osborne trio.

Ray Moore presented Night Ride at 1.1am followed by News and Weather at 2.0am then Closedown at 2.2am

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