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: Colin Berry

Including at
6.15 Pause for Thought

: Terry Wogan

including at
8.27 Racing Bulletin and at
8.45 Pause for Thought

: Pete Murray's Open House

Including at 16.30
Waggoners' Walk
(Tues afternoon's broadcast)

: Ray Moore

: Sports Desk

including the lunchtime cricket scoreboard

: David Hamilton

as Radio 1, but including on 1500m only (also 202m Scotland)
2.45 Sports Desk and Racing from Royal Ascot
3.5 The Queen
Mary Stakes (5f)
3.45 The Royal Hunt Cup
Handicap (1m)
4.20 The Coronation Stakes (1m)


Unknown: Mary Stakes
Commentator: Peter Bromley

: Waggoners'Walk

(Repeated: Thursday 10.30 am)

: Sports Desk

including the teatime cricket scoreboard

: Sam Costa

Including at 5.45 Sports Desk

: Sports Desk

A round-up of the day's news, with classified racing results and the latest cricket scores.

: Games People Play

A sports quiz that tests the knowledge of well-known stars of entertainment and sport.
The fans are Pete Murray and Clement Freud
The sportsmen are Fred Trueman and Bob Wilson
Chairman Peter West
Research by Robert Harris
Producer Richard Willcox


Panellist: Pete Murray
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Fred Trueman
Panellist: Bob Wilson
Chairman: Peter West
Research: Robert Harris
Producer: Richard Willcox

: Sports Desk

: The Story Behind the Song

A series of programmes in which Steve Race investigates the stories behind those melodies that linger on. Research by BILL SULLIVAN and DANNY GREENSTONE


Unknown: Bill Sullivan
Unknown: Danny Greenstone
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Two in Mind

Music introduced by Natalie Anglesey and Mike Riddoch and featuring the BBC NORTHERN RADIO ORCHESTRA conductor NEIL RICHARDSON Producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Natalie Anglesey
Introduced By: Mike Riddoch
Conductor: Neil Richardson
Producer: John Wilcox

: Sing Something Simple

The Adam Singers directed by CLIFF ADAMS
Accompanied by JACK EMBLOW Producer JOHN BROWELL


Directed By: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow
Producer: John Browell

: Command Performance

Introduced by Semprinl Your record request programme of popular classics. Producer DENYS JONES


Introduced By: Semprinl Your
Producer: Denys Jones

: Sports Desk

: Words and Music

Brian Matthew presents some of the songs of Hoagy Carmichael featuring MATT MONRO


Unknown: Brian Matthew
Unknown: Hoagy Carmichael
Unknown: Matt Monro
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Conducted By: Alan Moorhouse
Producer: John Bussell

: Jean Challis

1500m only (also 202m Scotland) VHF joins Radio 1 with The Late Show

: * am

Midnight Newsroom; weather; motoring information

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.

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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.

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