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: Ray Moore

: Derek Jameson

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

plus, today, your legal problems answered by Andrew Phillips


Unknown: Andrew Phillips

: David Jacobs

: John Dunn

In 1815 the Lords of the Admiralty annexed a 'stone frigate' in the South Atlantic and an island joined the senior service as HMS Ascension. Today it's one of the last outposts of the British Empire, which the BBC administers under the shadow of the Atlantic Relay Station transmitter. John presents the second programme direct from the 'middle of nowhere'. Producers PHIL HUGHES and CAROLYN SMYTH including at 6.45 on MWonly
Sport and Classified Results


Producers: Phil Hughes
Producers: Carolyn Smyth

: Hubert Gregg

says Thanks for the Memory Producer PETER HOARE


Producer: Peter Hoare

: Friday Night is Music Night

direct from the Fairfield Hall, Croydon
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra leader MARTIN LOVEDAY
Friday Night's Star Singers Marilyn Hill Smith
Jacqueline Dankworth John Lawrenson Instant Sunshine and the Stephen Hill Singers Introduced by Robin Boyle Friday Night on the 13th? The programme ignores superstition and anticipates the morrow with a romantic selection for St Valentine's Day. Instant Sunshine make a welcome return with their own brand of humour and Jacqueline Dankworth debuts with The Ingénue
(Given in association with Fairfield Croydon)
8.20 8.40 * Interval
Christopher Dunkley sniffs out a few musical memories from his youth.


Leader: Martin Loveday
Singers: Marilyn Hill Smith
Singers: Jacqueline Dankworth
Singers: John Lawrenson
Singers: Stephen Hill
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Introduced By: Jacqueline Dankworth
Producer: David Rayvern Allen
Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: 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

: Stuart Hall

Take one irrepressible personality, add several measures of music and serve shaking with laughter. Producers DAVE SHANNON and JOHN LEONARD BBC Manchester


Producers: Dave Shannon

: Bill Rennells

presents Nightride

: Dave Bussey

The Early Show


Unknown: Terry Carter

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.

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