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: 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.
Produced and presented by MICHAEL FREEDLAND


Presented By: Michael Freedland

: News Extra

: Holiday Scene

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


Presented By: Tony Freeman
Presented 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 POWEL plays the latest country music, and talks to some of the stars.


Unknown: Bob Powel
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 in the London area.
Presented and produced by NORMAN DE MESQUITA


Produced By: Norman de Mesquita

: Alvar Lidell Reads.... Horace Walpole

Alvar Lidell continues his series of readings chosen by ROGER CLARK
This week he reads letters by the 18th-century writer Horace Walpole. who describes an explosion near his home in Twickenham, an adventure with a highwayman, the funeral of George II and an earthquake in London:


Reader: Alvar Lidell
Unknown: Roger Clark
Author: Horace Walpole.

: Getting Going

A fortnightly programme for and about the disabled in London
Presented and produced by MARILYN ALLEN


Produced By: Marilyn Allen

: Orange and Lemon Club

For children. Songs, stories and quizzes.


Unknown: James Jones

: 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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