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Presented by David Rider with young presenter Alison Laywood from Desborough, Northants. and including Keith Chegwin's Postbag plus Headline Spotters and Prince Timmy and the Quest for the Golden Tranny.


Presenter: David Rider
Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Presenter: Alison Laywood
Producer: John Sparrow

: Tony Blackburn

with Junior Choice


Producer: Don George

: Peter Powell



Producer: Dave Atkey

: Steve Wright

with the Amazing Facts and Figures Show
Steve says: 'Collecting useless but often fascinating bits of information has always been a thing of mine, and it's surprising what you find out. For instance, I've just discovered that if the hairs of my beard were laid end to end on a windless day, they'd reach from Broadcasting House to the Post Office Tower!'


Producer: Dave Price

: A King in New York

Jonathan King with his view of American events. Producer MIKE HAWKES


Unknown: Jonathan King
Producer: Mike Hawkes

: Paul Gambaccini

with America's best-selling albums and singles. Producer BERNIE ANDREWS


Producer: Bernie Andrews

: Rock on Saturday

Introduced by Tommy Vance
Including at 6.31 in Concert featuring Rory Gallagher


Introduced By: Tommy Vance
Unknown: Rory Gallagher
Producers: Jeff Griffin
Producers: Pete Ritzema

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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