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: Chris Stuart

plays music for the early birds.
6.45 Pause for Thought with General Eva Burrows

: Derek Jameson

Sir Bryan Nicholson , Chairman of the Post
Office, launches the Postman of the Year Competition.
Radio 2 Postman of the Year PO Box 200
London SWIX I PQ.
8.50 Sports Round-Up
9.15 Pause for Thought with The Rev Frank Topping


Unknown: Sir Bryan Nicholson

: Judith Chalmers

All your requests and dedications with your choice of music for that special occasion.
Write to: Judith Chalmers , BBC Radio 2. London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: Jimmy Young

talking to the people who make the news.
Plus today: your medical questions answered.

: David Jacobs

: Tony Bennett

More musical memories and fond reminiscences from Anthony Dominick Benedetto who, thanks to Bob Hope , became Tony Bennett.


Unknown: Anthony Dominick
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Tony Bennett.

: John Dunn

: Time Cycle

Adrian Love chairs the time-travelling general knowledge and comedy quiz. Rory McGrath and Clive Anderson v Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell.
Devised by Adrian Love Questions Mike Coleman Producer Lissa Evans


Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Nick Revell.
Producer: Lissa Evans

: Steve Race Presents the Radio Orchestra Show

BBC Radio Orchestra leader Michael Tomalin conductor lain Sutherland.
BBC Radio Strings conductor Alec Gould.
Guest vocalist
Lorraine Craig.
With classic album tracks from the star vocalists of popular music.
Producer Ray Harvey


Leader: Michael Tomalin
Conductor: Alec Gould.
Unknown: Lorraine Craig.
Producer: Ray Harvey

: Michael Feinstein

The first of four programmes in which Benny Green talks to Michael Feinstein , the American performer and musical historian. Producer Mel House


Unknown: Michael Feinstein

: Sports Desk

: Ken Bruce

Go to bed with Bruce!
A late-night show including a short story and a letter from a regional correspondent. There'll also be The
Leaders - a preview of tomorrow's papers - and listeners' letters.
Tuck up and tune in!

: Jazz Parade

A look at
Coleman Hawkins through the pages of a new biography provides
Peter Clayton with his main theme tonight.


Unknown: Coleman Hawkins
Unknown: Peter Clayton

: The Golden Years

Presented and compiled by Alan Keith (R)


Unknown: Alan Keith

: Patrick Lunt

with Night Ride.
Music to keep you company through the early hours.
Including at 1.30,3.30 Pause for Thought with The Rev Frank Topping

: 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.

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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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