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: David Allen

: Judith Chalmers

Producer Paul Walters


Producer: Paul Walters

: Hullo Children.... Everywhere

Early years of the children's record request programme, Children's
Favourites, remembered by Jeremy Nicholas.
With likely contributions from Max Bygraves , Danny Kaye ,
Roy Rogers , Shirley Abicair , Beauty the Talking Budgerigar, and the Obemkirchen Children's Choir (of course).
Producer Ian Gardhouse
(First broadcast on Radio 4)


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Roy Rogers
Unknown: Shirley Abicair
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The Navy Lark

Classic comedy from the BBC Radio Collection.
Finding out that subscribing to Nato does not mean joining a free gift scheme are Stephen Murray , Jon Pertwee and Leslie Phillips.
With Richard Caldicot,
Heather Chasen , Michael Bates , Tenniel Evans and Ronnie Barker. Script Laune Wyman
Producer Alastair Scott
Johnston (First broadcast on the Light Programme)


Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Leslie Phillips.
Unknown: Heather Chasen
Unknown: Michael Bates
Unknown: Tenniel Evans
Unknown: Ronnie Barker.
Producer: Alastair Scott

: Hancock's Half Hour

Tony Hancock reveals his astonishing secret agent wartime exploits over tea with the vicar.
With Sid James
Bill Kerr , Hattie Jaques and Kenneth Williams Script Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Producer Tom Ronald
(First broadcast on the Light Programme)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jaques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Script: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Producer: Tom Ronald

: David Jacobs

Producer Ruth Cubbin


Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: In the Mood

Chris Ellis tells the story of band leader Joe Loss who retired in January. Contributions from Dame Vera Lynn , Wally Ridley and the man himself. Producer Peter Hoare BBC South and East, (R)


Unknown: Chris Ellis
Leader: Joe Loss
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Wally Ridley
Producer: Peter Hoare

: Bank Holiday Sport on 2

with Jon Champion. Football:
Barclays League
Cricket: Fifth Test
West Indies v England Racing from Kempton Park: 3.10 The Quail Stakes (6f); 3.40 The Roseberry Handicap Stakes (lm2f). Commentary
Peter Bromley.


Unknown: Jon Champion.
Unknown: Peter Bromley.

: Bob Holness

: John Dunn

: Hollywood's Oscar Nights

with Chris Kelly. This week:
30 March 1955 Script Roy Pickard
Producer Richard Willcox (R)


Unknown: Chris Kelly.
Script: Roy Pickard
Producer: Richard Willcox

: Alan Dell

with Dance Band Days and at 8.00
Big Band Era
Producer Royston Herbert


Producer: Royston Herbert

: Big Band Special

The first of two programmes recorded at Huddersfield
Town Hall. The BBC
Big Band, conductor Barry Forgie. With Angela Christian. Introduced by Sheila Tracy.
Producer Robin Sedgley


Conductor: Barry Forgie.
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Introduced By: Sheila Tracy.
Producer: Robin Sedgley

: Humphrey Lyttetton

with The Best of Jazz on record
Producer Terry Carter


Producer: Terry Carter

: Sports Desk

: Ken Bruce

: Jazz Parade

Steve Lane and his own Red Hot Peppers provide the music. With Peter Clayton. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Steve Lane
Unknown: Peter Clayton.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Myself When Young

with Cleo Laine
Devised and presented by Claire Rayner
Producer Bndget Apps


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Presented By: Claire Rayner

: Patrick Lunt

with Night Ride.
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Jen Sutton


Unknown: Jen Sutton

: Steve Madden

The Early Show
Producers Colin Chandler and Roger Bowman


Producers: Colin Chandler
Producers: Roger Bowman

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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