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: Bill Rennells

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

plus today your legal problems answered by Bill Thomas


Unknown: Bill Thomas

: David Jacobs

: Gloria Hunniford

presents her own blend of great music and interesting guests.

: David Hamilton

including at 4.30 The Music
Game, a chance to test your pop music knowledge with today's telephone contestant. Drive at Five with your favourite golden oldies and Spot the Intro to win your TV Licence.

: John Dunn

including at 6.45 on MWonly
Sport and Classified Results

: Friday Night is Music Night

direct from the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra leader MARTIN LOVEDAY
Friday Night's Star Singers
Cynthia Glover , Joan Savage and Niall Murray with The Stephen Hill Singers and Robert Docker at the piano Introduced by Robin Boyle The programme includes a tribute to Judy Garland and a selection from Romberg's The Desert Song arranged by Sidney TORCH , now a resident ofEastbourne.


Leader: Martin Loveday
Singers: Cynthia Glover
Singers: Joan Savage
Singers: Niall Murray
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers
Unknown: Robert Docker
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Judy Garland
Arranged By: Sidney Torch

: The Organist Entertains

Nigel Ogden introduces music, news and views from the popular organ world. Producer PETER PILBEAM BBC Manchester


Introduces: Nigel Ogden
Producer: Peter Pilbeam

: Sports Desk

: It's a Funny Business

says Mollie Sugden as she relives some of the humorous moments from her career as an actress.
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Producer: Mike Craig

: Lyrics on Several Occasions

In a series of six programmes Andre Previn presents
'A selection of stage and screen lyrics written for sundry situations; and now arranged in arbitrary categories, to which have been added many informative annotations and disquisitions on their why and wherefore, their whom-for, their how, and matters associative.... by Ira Gershwin, Gent.' with Sam Wanamaker as Ira Gershwin
Written by BENNY GREEN Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Written By: Benny Green

: Jeremy Beadle's Nightcap

The best in late-night listening. But be warned!
Once you join in the fun you won't want to turn off, and you could find yourself on the air. With Jeremy will be the Nightcap team providing humour, reviews, news and music.

: Peter Dickson

presents Nightride

: String Sound

: Brian Ford

The weekend early show
Singer of the day: TOM ANDERSON Producers MEL HOUSE, ANDY WILSON


Unknown: Andy Wilson

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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