Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Those Radio Times! (BBC Radio for 18 November 1969)

There was a choice of listening again today on BBC Radio in 1969, the approach of Apollo 12 to the moon was documented as early as 5.32am in Breakfast Special.

Apollo 12: The Moon Revisited came direct from the Apollo 12 studio in London. David Wilson reported as the three US Navy Astronauts went into Lunar Orbit and prepared for tomorrow's landing. Further reports were promised throughout the day on Radio's 1 and 2.

Ed Stewart Presented The Radio 1 Club

However, with your feet firmly back on Planet Earth you may have taken time to tune in to Radio 1 Club (12.0pm) today presented by Ed Stewart from The Paris, Lower Regent Street, London or Peter Latham presenting Roundabout (4.32pm).

Tuesday had its share of magazine programmes Woman's Hour (Radio 2, 2.0pm) introduced by Marjorie Anderson featured segments on frigidity and asked whether Britain should lose its beauty? Gabriel Woolf read the second instalment of Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M.Forster.

Home This Afternoon (Radio 4, 4.45pm) was introduced by Steve Race and as well as featuring Peter Davalle talking to actor Roger Moore in the Going to the Pictures segment also included a true tale by Gina Muir : A Dalmatian is a Dalmatian- or is he?

Peter Matthews talked to Ingrid Bergman in Star Spotlight (Radio 4, 12.0pm) in which the actress discussed her film career.

Comedy Aplenty Featuring Wendy Craig, Kenneth Williams and Bernard Miles

There was comedy aplenty today as well. Wendy Craig and Francis Matthews starred in another radio adaptation of Not in Front of the Children (Radio 4, 7.0pm). In today's episode, Jennifer and Henry pondered what to do with their lives after sending the children away on holiday in While The Brood's Away.

Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims and Hugh Paddick were back for another edition of Stop Messing About! (Radio 4, 7.30pm) while Bernard Miles and Betty Marsden witnessed The Tax Man Falleth in Just Perfick (Radio 2 8.15pm).

There was also a repeat of last Sunday's edition of The Clitheroe Kid at 8.45pm.

Keith Fordyce Hosted Late Night Extra

If comedy wasn't to your taste you could listen to a dramatised documentary on the life and work of John Millington Synge by Maurice Good in John Synge Comes Next (Third Programme, 8.0pm).

Late Night Extra (Radio 1 & 2, 10.0pm) was introduced by Keith Fordyce featuring The Full Score and Ray Davies and the Button Down Brass, while Music at Night (Radio 4, 11.15pm) highlighted Kodaly Duo, Op 7 by Carmel Kaine (Violin) and Keith Harvey (Cello).

Bruce Wyndham took listeners into the early hours with Night Ride (Radio 1 and 2, 12.5am) featuring tonight Ronnie Carroll and the Colin Keyes Quartet.

1 comment:

  1. "Gabriel Woolf read the second instalment of Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M.Forster." - Gabriel Woolf's reading was masterly.



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