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: Rush Hour

Join Radio London each morning with news, personalities, music, sport and complete local travel information
News, weather and travel prospects on the hour and half-hour S.55 Long distance road report
7.45,8.45 What's on today
8.55 Shopping Guide (Mon, Thurs, Fri)

: Downtown

JENNY THOMPSON with music and dedications


Unknown: Jenny Thompson

: Woman in Town

Join HILARY OSBORN for the feminine view Of what goes on in London including Positive Thinking from ANGELA FRANCIS : Personality of the week; Exercises with LISANNE WEBSTER ; and the week's what's on


Unknown: Hilary Osborn
Unknown: Angela Francis
Unknown: Lisanne Webster

: Listen Children

NICK HANDEL with a story for the under-fives


Unknown: Nick Handel

: Morning Melody


: Radio Newsreel

Despatches from BBC Correspondents all over the world

: Capital City

The news from London this morning

: Call In

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


Unknown: David Simmons

: For Schools

2.34 Noticeboard
News and information for London schools
2.40 Christmas Songs and Readings
A miscellany for assembly and classroom use for infants
3.2 Ever After
Popular folk tales - a preview of next term's programmes
3.26 Come, Let's Learn English English for Asian immigrants

: Richard Vaughan I

Presents his stimulating mixture of topics, personalities and music
Including today's special feature Holiday Scene, with FRANK DAWES and TONY FREEMAN AU the commuter travel news from Central Traffic Control Room and the RAC
5.15 Scotland Yard Calling
5.35 What's On Today
5.52 Greyhound Tips


Unknown: Frank Dawes
Unknown: Tony Freeman

: London News Desk

The international, national and London news of the day, plus Weather Centre news at 6.10*

: Today in the City

The investors' guide to today's financial highlights

: Sports News

: Close Up

: The Jobfinders

: Woman in Town

: Breakthrough

with MIKE SPARROW : radio's only rock-chat magazine - the music, the news and the topics


Unknown: Mike Sparrow


as Radio 2 (page 52) 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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