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: Graham Knight

The Saturday Show Producer David Bellinger


Producer: David Bellinger

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s Producer Bob McDowall


Producer: Bob McDowall

: Brian Matthew

Sounds of the 60s Producer Sandra Black


Producer: Sandra Black

: Anne Robinson

with guests, news, reviews and music. Producer Geoff Mullin


Producer: Geoff Mullin

: Gerald Harper

Saturday Selection Producer Sandra Black
• WRITE to: Gerald Harper ,
BBC Radio 2, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Gerald Harper

: Robin Ray on Record

with reviews of the newest classical CDs. Producer Tim McDonald


Producer: Tim McDonald

: Dennis McCarthy

with special guests the Richard Pittman
Orchestra led by James Davis Producer Jane Ward


Unknown: Richard Pittman
Unknown: James Davis
Producer: Jane Ward

: Victor Patterson

at the console of the Wurlitzer Organ in the New Gallery, Regent Street, London.
Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Cinema 2

with Charles Nove.
A weekly look at films and the people who make them.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Charles Nove.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Junkin's Jokers

John Junkin in conversation with funny people about what makes them laugh. This week: Keith Waterhouse
Producer Jon Magnusson (R)


Unknown: John Junkin
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: Country Greats in Concert

George Hamilton IV introduces
Tammy Wynette , the 'First Lady of country'. Producer Ian Grant


Unknown: George Hamilton
Unknown: Tammy Wynette
Producer: Ian Grant

: Cosmotheka's Comedy Songbook

Cosmotheka perform a selection of songs on a different theme. Producer John Leonard


Producer: John Leonard

: Saturday Gala Night

Billy May in Concert
The legendary American arranger and conductor directs the BBC Big Band in a concert featuring some of his popular arrangements. With guest vocalist Salena Jones , the Kenny Baker All Stars and Barry Forgie. introduced by Alan Dell . Producer Ray Harvey
(In association with the South Bank Centre)


Unknown: Salena Jones
Unknown: Barry Forgie.
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Producer: Ray Harvey

: Close-Up of Agatha Christie

In the centenary year of her birth, a chance to hear this classic appreciation of the novelist and playwright, which includes one of Agatha Christie 's rare radio appearances and excerpts from her work. Narrator John Webster. Producer Thurston Holland
Mono (First broadcast in 1955)


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Narrator: John Webster.
Producer: Thurston Holland

: The Radio 2 Arts Programme

Sheridan Morley 's lively round-up of this week in the arts world, including reviews, interviews, music and a look ahead to what's coming up.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Stars of the 60s

Today's guest presenter: Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers. Producer Stuart Hobday (R)


Presenter: Gerry Marsden
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Colin Berry

with Night Ride
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Canon John Oates


Unknown: Canon John Oates

: David Allan

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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