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: Sunday Scene

Music and information about what you can do and where you can go this Sunday.

: Quest

A look at religious and social issues in London including a round-up of this week's church press with GEOFFREY FLETCHER.


Unknown: Geoffrey Fletcher.

: Religious News



Read By: Owen Spencer Thomas

: Weekly Echo

TOM VERNON looks at the London scene through the columns of some of the local papers.

: News Extra

Radio London reporters Investigate an important issue in the news affecting London

: Michael Freedland

with. You Don't Have to Be Jewish
The world through Jewish eyes, but not necessarily for Jewish ears alone,

: Sportsline

Your chance to talk to a London sporting personality.

: Charlie Gillett

with Honky Tonk
Featuring the roots and shoots of rock 'n' roll

: The B'n'B Show

DAVID RODIGAN and TONY WILLIAMS with the best of reggae and the black beat.


Unknown: David Rodigan
Unknown: Tony Williams
Producer: David Carter

: Black Londoners

(Edited version of last Friday's broadcast)

: Family Matters

If there are children In your home you can't afford to miss this programme. Mothers and fathers around London talk over the mixed blessings of family life with JOHN BROWN and SARAH LOVEGROVE.


Unknown: John Brown
Unknown: Sarah Lovegrove.
Producer: Keith Yeomans

: Holiday Scene

A consumers' guide to holidays -where to go 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

: The Play's the Thing

A weekly programme about amateur theatre.

: Alvar Lidell reads

Charles Dickens.
Alvar Lidell continues his readings from famous diaries, essays, letters and journals. This week. he reads Charles Dickens ' account of climbing the volcano, Mount Vesuvius. Producer ROGER CLARK


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Producer: Roger Clark

: The Ghost Pirates

'People talk about queer things happening at sea; but this isn't one of them. This is one of the real things ... '
TOM VERNON resurrects another tale of the macabre by William Hope Hodgson , whose brief career ended in the Great War - but not before he had established himself as one of the foremost British ghost writers of his generation with books like The House on the Border-land.
1: The Figure Out of the Sea


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: William Hope Hodgson

: From Our Own Correspondent

(First broadcast on Radio 4)

: Know What I Mean?

MALCOLM LAYCOCK and MAUREEN GALVIN tackle the questions raised by people at school, leaving school, starting work or starting unemployment.


Unknown: Malcolm Laycock
Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: London Sounds Eastern

Music, ideas and what's on guide from London's Asian communities.


Presented By: Vernon Corea
Producers: Keith Yeomans
Producers: Malcolm Laycock

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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