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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read


: Simon Bates

featuring events, birthdays and anniversaries on this day through the years.


Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Andy Peebles



Producer: Paul Williams

: Newsbeat

with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Burnett

including Select-a-Disc Make your choice from
Paul's personal juke-box. Producer TONY HALE


Producer: Tony Hale

: Steve Wright


Producer: Trevor Dann

: Peter Powell

including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Producer: Dave Tate

: Stayin' Alive

with Andy Peebles
'A pinch and a punch for the first of the month...' Usually quite harmless for 11 months of the year, but 1st April holds so much more...
Keeping her head down on this particular errand, Alison Rice delves into the origins of All Fools' Day.
Dr Alan Maryon-Davis delves into the recesses of his mind and talks about memory. Some people have 'photographic' powers, others find it difficult to remember numbers or names. Is it possible to train our powers of retention?


Presenter: Andy Peebles
Presenter: Alison Rice
Presenter: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Richard Skinner



Producer: Mike Hawkes

: John Peel

Producer CHRIS lycett


Producer: Chris Lycett

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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