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as Radio 2 (page 26)

: News; weather

RAC traffic report

: Sunday Scene

ASTLEY JONES with his choice of music and with information about what you can do or where you can go this Sunday.


Unknown: Astley Jones

: Quest

: You Don't Have to be Jewish

but if you are, you'll find this programme particularly interesting.
Presented and produced by MICHAEL FREEDLAND


Produced By: Michael Freedland

: News Extra

Our reporters investigate something in the news.

: Holiday Scene

A consumer's guide to where to spend next year's holiday, and how to get good value for money.
Presented and produced by TONY FREEMAN and FRANK DAWES


Produced By: Tony Freeman
Produced By: Frank Dawes

: Honky Tonk

CHARLIE GILLETT with 20 years of rock 'n' roll,


Unknown: Charlie Gillett

: Reggae Time

STEVE BARNARD with an hour of the best in black music.


Unknown: Steve Barnard

: London Country

BOB POWELL plays the latest country music, and talks to some of the stars.


Unknown: Bob Powell
Producer: Margaret Tschirren

: Sound Out

What's new in folk, beat and gospel music from London groups.
Introduced by ROGER HURRELL


Introduced By: Roger Hurrell

: The Play's the Thing

A weekly programme about amateur theatre
Presented and produced by NORMAN DE MESQUITA


Produced By: Norman de Mesquita

: Alvar Lidell Reads.... John Evelyn

The second programme in a new series of readings from diaries, letters, journals and essays. This week alvar LIDELL continues with extracts from 17th-century diarists, John Evelyn , who describes when the Thames was frozen, a whale was washed up at Greenwich. the death of his son Richard and an attack by cut-throats:


Unknown: John Evelyn

: Why We Live in London

An occasional series in which we look at some of the activities which living in London is all about. This week: Churches Presented and produced by MARGARET TSCHIRREN


Produced By: Margaret Tschirren

: Orange and Lemon Club

For children. Songs, stories and quizzes. Your hosts JAMES JONES and RICHARD BEWES.


Unknown: James Jones
Unknown: Richard Bewes.

: Darpan

A magazine for Bengali-speaking listeners.

: Jharokha

A magazine for Hindi- and Urdu-speaking listeners.

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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