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Television's most popular current affairs magazine programme presented live each weekday evening by Frank Bough, Sue Lawley, Valerie Singleton, John Stapleton and Bob Wellings with contributions from BBC studios throughout the country. Also from far and near, the programme's team of reporters, Luke Casey, Bernard Clark, Kevin Cosgrove, Diane Harron, James Hogg, Bill Kerr Elliott, Patrick Stenson, Nicholas Woolley and Martin Young, bring you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter : Sue Lawley
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Luke Casey
Reporter: Bernard Clark
Reporter: Kevin Cosgrove
Reporter: Diane Harron
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: Bill Kerr Elliott
Reporter: Patrick Stenson
Reporter: Nicholas Woolley
Reporter: Martin Young
Editor: Gordon Watts

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about Nationwide, BBC One London, 17.55, 6 June 1978
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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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