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as Radio 2 (page 26)

: News; weather

RAC traffic report

: Astley Jones

with Sunday Scene. Music and information about what you can do or where you can go

: 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

Reporters investigate an important issue in the news affecting London.

: Holiday Scene

A consumer's guide to where to spend this year's holiday.
Produced and presented by TONY FREEMAN and FRANK DAWES


Presented By: Tony Freeman
Presented By: Frank Dawes

: Charlie Gillett

with Honky Tonk. Twenty years of rock 'n' roll.

: Steve Barnard

with Reggae Time. An hour of the best in black music.

: Bob Powel

with London Country. The latest country music.


Producer: Margaret Tschirren

: Roger Hurrell

with Sound Out. What's new in folk, beat and gospel music.

: The Play's the Thing

A weekly programme about amateur theatre.
Produced and presented by NORMAN DE MESQUITA


Presented By: Norman de Mesquita

: Alvar Lidell Reads ... Charles Greville

In 1837 the 19th-century diarist, Charles Greville. described Queen Victoria's first council.


Unknown: Charles Greville.
Producer: Roger Clark

: 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, Ann Kaye looks at Exhibitions.
Last month, the National Exhibition Centre opened in Birmingham. What effect will it have on London's big exhibition centres?

: Orange and Lemon Club

For children, with songs, stories and quizzes.


Unknown: James Jones
Unknown: Richard Bewes

: Darpan

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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