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.
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
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.
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.