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: Chris Stuart

: Pause for Thought

with Rob Marshall


Unknown: Rob Marshall

: Derek Jameson

says'Happy Birthday' to a celebrity and finds out what he or she is doing today.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Ann Easter

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: David Jacobs

: Claire Rayner

A monthly series looking at major issues.
Adoption and Fostering Claire Rayner 's guests include people who have had personal experience of adoption or fostering, and professionals in the field. There is advice for those who want to adopt or foster, for natural mothers, and for adopted and fostered children themselves.
Producer John Gurnett (Update at 6.45pm)
* LINES OPEN: 3.30-4.30pm on [number removed]. Free off-air confidential help and advice line
4.30-9.00pm [number removed].
0 FREE LEAFLET: write (with sae) to Claire Rayner ,
[address removed]
0 FAMILY: page 74


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Producer: John Gurnett
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: John Dunn

: Claire Rayner

Update on the problems and questions raised by listeners using the confidential helpline.

: Strike a British Note

John Benson with more music from British films.
Mike Batt talks about the writing of Bright Eyes for Watership Down. Plus music from Cliff Richard and Jack Hylton.
Producer Diane Messias


Unknown: John Benson
Talks: Mike Batt
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Jack Hylton.
Producer: Diane Messias

: George Chisholm

recalls his
Dance Band Days. And at 8.00
Big Band Era with Don Lusher. Producer Roy Oakshott


Unknown: Don Lusher.
Producer: Roy Oakshott

: Big Band Special

with the BBC Big Band, conductor Barry Forgie. Presenter Sheila Tracy. Producer Robin Sedgley


Conductor: Barry Forgie.
Presenter: Sheila Tracy.
Producer: Robin Sedgley

: Humphrey Lyttelton

with The Best of Jazz on record.
Producer Terry Carter


Producer: Terry Carter

: Ken Bruce

Producers Phil Hughes and Neil George


Producers: Phil Hughes
Producers: Neil George

: Jazz Parade

Tony Russell presents music by cornettist Warren Vache and pianist Brian Lemon. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Warren Vache
Pianist: Brian Lemon.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Tunes the Backers Whistled ...

... While Jumping Off the Roof
Blue Skies, Jeepers
Creepers and September in the Rain are still popular tunes for whistling although the shows in which they originated have long been forgotten. Dick Vosburgh remembers the shows and the music that they inspired.
With Bob Sessions. Producer Bill Dare (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh

: Patrick Lunt

with Night Ride

: A Little Night Music

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Dr Pauline Webb


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb

: Alex Lester

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.

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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