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: Chris Stuart

: Bob Holness

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

with Andrew Phillips answering legal queries


Unknown: Andrew Phillips

: David Jacobs

: Adrian Love

: John Dunn

offers this final thought for 1988: 'Straw polls have had their heyday.'
Producers PHIL HUGHES. MADELEINE CUMING. RICHARD MASTERS including at 6.45 on MWonly
Sport and Classified Results


Producers: Phil Hughes.
Producers: Madeleine Cuming.

: Memories of You

Chris Ellis remembers the life and times of the world's great entertainers.
This week: Marlene Dietrich Producer GRAHAM PASS


Unknown: Chris Ellis
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Producer: Graham Pass

: Friday Night Is Music Night

James Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by MARTIN LOVEDAY
Star singers Christine Collier and Peter Morrison
Band of the Scots Guards conducted by Major Donald Carson and the McCarthy Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN (R) (Given before an invited audience)


Unknown: James Lockhart
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Christine Collier
Singers: Peter Morrison
Conducted By: Major Donald Carson
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Peter Wallfisch

... at the piano


Producer: John Langridge

: Sports Desk

: The Announcers' Challenge

or So You Think You Can Be a Newsreader
Michael Aspel delves into the mysteries of network presentation and lifts the lid on a few trade secrets in an amiably competitive quiz.
Providing some answers are: from Radio 4 Charlotte Green, Eugene Fraser and Laurie MacMillan ; and from Radio 2
Patrick Lunt , Jean Challis and Steve Madden , who are also given silly things to do. The adjudicator is
BBC pronunciation adviser Graham Pointon. Devised and written by DIRK MAGGS


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Patrick Lunt
Unknown: Jean Challis
Unknown: Steve Madden
Unknown: Graham Pointon.
Written By: Dirk Maggs
Producer: Richard Edis

: Smiling Through

Cosmotheka perform the songs and tell the story of 1943.

: Peter Dickson

presents Nightcap.
Turkey Sandwich Edition Yes, 101 things to do with a turkey sandwich - plus Nightcap's greatest hits!
Featuring seasonal horror as Death Rides the Airwaves for the last time, plus a roller-coaster ride of explosive music and hilarious comedy with Radio 2's leading vegetarian.

: Alan Dedicoat

presents Nightride

: Dave Bussey

The Early Show

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.

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