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: Dave Lee Travis

In the dead of night while many people are still slumbering, a light switches on at 4.0 am. The Hairy Cornflake is awake and drinking a cup of tea made by his wife.
He sifts through mountains of your correspondence, recognising the cardboard cut-outs sent by one couple and the letters of some other regular contributors.
He is the sound of the breakfast show, your companion in the morning urging vou gently to shake a leg, to brush your teeth and to get out to school or work on time.

: Simon Bates

The Golden Hour
Past, Present and Future First to Last and Our Tune

: Peter Powell

including at 12.30 pm Newsbeat with Laurie Mayer

: Tony Blackburn

: Kid Jensen

including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Laurie Mayer and at 6.0
The New Album Chart


Unknown: Laurie Mayer

: Talkabout

Talkabout is a pop current affairs programme. It brings together three elements: a panel of under 20s, an expert or two and the amazing Den Hegarty. formerly front-man with Darts and best known for his high profile and low. voice.
Their battle of words is refereed by Cindy Kent. Producer SUE DAVIES


Unknown: Den Hegarty.
Unknown: Cindy Kent.

: Andy Peebles

: Newsbeat

with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: John Peel

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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