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: Chris Stuart

6.45 Pause for Thought

: Derek Jameson

9.15 Pause for Thought Christmas Special with Dana

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

talking to the people who make the news.

: David Jacobs

: Gloria Hunnlford

presents her own special blend of great music and interesting guests.

: Adrian Love

All you need is Love, and he's here with some great music for the afternoon.

: John Dunn

: Steve Race Presents the Radio Orchestra Show

Pete Moore conducts the BBC Radio Orchestra led by MICHAEL TOMALIN. Sheila Southern sings with the BBC Radio
Strings conducted by David Francis.
With classic album tracks from the star vocalists of popular music.


Unknown: Pete Moore
Unknown: Michael Tomalin.
Conducted By: David Francis.
Producer: Ray Harvey

: When Housewives Had the Choice

Conceived in Sweden, born in 1946, the Light Programme's long-running request show catered to the needs of the women at home - and in the age of austerity those needs were great.
With the help of material from newspaper, magazine and radio archives, Russell Davies and Maureen Lipman tell the tale of those times and present recordings that were requested and played in the original programmes.
1952: Turmoil and Enterprise
Compiled by RUSSELL DAVIES Producer


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Sports Desk

: McKay the New

Young McKay turns to culture in a last-ditch attempt to save his crumbling inheritance. Unfortunately, the culture is growing on a Heavy Metal musician. With
Michael Fenton-Stevens Denise Coffey Jon Glover
John Grieve Leni Harper Phil McCall and Peter Blake.
Written by MARK BURTON


Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: John Grieve
Unknown: Leni Harper
Unknown: Phil McCall
Unknown: Peter Blake.
Written By: Mark Burton
Written By: John O'Farrell.
Written By: Ged Parsons
Producer: Neil Cakgill

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton. With
Tim Brooke-Taylor Barry Cryer
Graeme Garden and Willy Rushton. Pianist COLIN SELL


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Pianist: Willy Rushton.
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Spencer

: Brian Matthew

Round Midnight with music, and features on all aspects of the arts.

: Alan Dedicoat

presents Nightride.
It's the ideal antidote to drowsiness and the perfect cure for insomnia at the same time.

: A Little Night Music

A little music to while away the small hours.

: Steve Madden

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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