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: Rush Hour

Join the human race each morning with Radio London's get-up-and-go breakfast show. News, travel, personalities, issues, music and sport Fixed points:
News, weather and travel prospects on the hour and half-hour
6.55 Long-distance road report
7.45. 8.45 What's on today
8.55 (Mon, Thurs, Fri) Shopping guide


Presented By: Laurie Mayer

: Downtown

SUSAN BARNES with music and dedications


Unknown: Susan Barnes

: Woman in Town

HILARY OSBORN with topics and ideas to discuss and people you'd like to meet


Unknown: Hilary Osborn

: Listen Children

NICK HANDEL with a story for the under-fives


Unknown: Nick Handel

: Morning Melody

Non-stop music through till midday

: You Don't Have to be Jewish



Presented By: Michael Freedland

: Capital City

The Radio London news team with news, analysis and current trends

: Call In

Phone DAVID SIMMONS on [number removed]with your views, pet hates and problems, or talk to his studio guests live on Radio London


Unknown: David Simmons

: Puppy Dogs' Tales

A programme about animals for younger children in primary schools

: Time for a Story

Demos, a magic mini-dragon, finds himself lost in London. He meets some friends and they have many adventures together
3.34 Alan Freeman (R1) including at 4.0
News and Travel Special


Unknown: Alan Freeman

: Home Run

End the day with KEITH GAL lier's relaxing mixture of topics, personalities and music
5.0, 5.30, 5.55 Travel Prospects
5.15 Scotland Yard Calling
5.35 What's on today
5.52 Greyhound tips
Today's special spots: Pets; motoring


Unknown: Keith Gal

: London News Desk

The Radio London news team with the international, national and London news of the day, and at 6.10* London Weather Centre

: Today in the City

The investors' guide to today's financial highlights

: Close-Up

joy HATWOOD'S guide to the new films in town and their stars

: The Jobfinders

Jobs in London and where to find them

: Woman in Town

Highlights from HILARY OSBORN 'S morning programme


Unknown: Hilary Osborn

: Newsbreak

: All that Jazz

110 minutes of jazz music with album reviews, guest interviews and news of all the jazz events in and around London
8.10 DON DIVE with the Big Band and nostalgic vintage sounds
8.50 BRIAN PRIESTLEY plays and discusses classic jazz and contemporary trends


Unknown: Brian Priestley

: Newsbreak


as Radio 2 (page 32) until closedown

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.

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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