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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

Requests, on postcards please, to: Open House, BBC. London WIA 4WW including at 10.30
Waggoners' Walk

: Jimmy Young

: Sports Desk

with latest racing results

: David Hamilton

as Radio 1. but including on 1500m only (also 202m Scotland)
2.45 and 3.45 Sports Desk: with latest racing results

: Waggoners' Walk

(Repeated: Wed 10.30 am)

: Sports Desk

with latest racing results

: Sam Costa

including at
5.45 Sports Desk: with latest racing results

: Sports Desk

A round-up of the day's news, with classified racing results

: Beat the Record

Don Davis once again invites listeners by telephone to join in the national game of naming the tune. 'Prizes for all who know their music.'
Devised by DON DAVIS Producer TONY LUKE
If you would like to play this game, send a postcard giving your name. address and tele-phone number to: Beat the Record, BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Don Davis
Unknown: Don Davis
Producer: Tony Luke

: Robin Richmond: The Organist Entertains

CHARLES SMITTON (Granada, Kingston-upon-Thames) JOHN MANN (Taverham Hall , Norwich) PETER JEBSON (BBC Theatre Organ) LEN RAWLE (Electronic)


Unknown: John Mann
Unknown: Taverham Hall
Unknown: Peter Jebson
Unknown: Len Rawle

: Ragtime to Rock 'n' Roll: 11: Let's Face the Music

The story of 60 years of popular music.
A 26-week series.
'I like Top Hat, it's a standard that doesn't age. It's just sort of timeless, acceptable at all times, that much I do appreciate about it. You know its nice to have it stand up. I've always loved that movie.' (FRED ASTAIRE)

Kenneth More continues the history of popular music from the beginning of the 20th century, with the help of: FRED ASTAIRE, HARRY WARREN, RUBY KEELER, JOHNNY MERCER, CONNEE BOSWELL, GRACIE FIELDS and others.
Written by BENNY GREEN


Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Harry Warren
Unknown: Ruby Keeler
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Unknown: Connee Boswell
Written By: Benny Green
Research by: Bill Sullivan
Producer: Steve Allen

: Among Your Souvenirs

Fragrant memories from Victorian and Edwardian times and a little later, with NORMA PROCTER, DAVID KELLY, UEL DEANE
Introduced by Alan Keith


Unknown: Norma Procter
Unknown: David Kelly
Unknown: Uel Deane
Presenter: Alan Keith
Producer: Robert Bowman

: Sports Desk

: Les Reed and his Musical World

starring Vince Hill , who introduces the best of popular music, with THE TONY MANSELL SINGERS BBC RADIO ORCHESTRA leader MICHAEL TOMALIN conducted by LES REED Producer STEVE ALLEN


Unknown: Vince Hill
Singers: Mansell Singers
Leader: Michael Tomalin
Conducted By: Les Reed
Producer: Steve Allen

: Michael Meech

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

: Midnight Newsroom

Weather; motoring information

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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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