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as Radio 2 (page 40)

: Sunday Scene

: Quest

The week's social and religious issues, including a round-up of what's on in local churches. Presented by JOHN HOPE and OWEN SPENCER THOMAS


Presented By: John Hope
Presented 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

HOUSTON JONES with the best of reggae and the black beat. Producer DAVID CARTER


Producer: David Carter

: Black Londoners

: 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 SABAH LOVEGROVE.


Unknown: John Brown
Unknown: Sabah 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 ...

Robert Louis Stevenson
Alvar Lidell reads extracts from Robert Louis Stevenson 's Picturesque notes of Edinburgh Producer ROGER CLARK


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Alvar Lidell
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Producer: Roger Clark

: The Ghost Pirates: 2: The Man Up the Main

by William Hope Hodgson

Tom Vernon reads a sea story from the last days of sail, written by a man who was not only one of the foremost British ghost writers of his generation, but also served eight years before the mast.


Author: William Hope Hodgson
Reader: Tom Vernon

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the news. its background, and the people who make it
(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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