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: Chris Stuart

: Pause for Thought

with Mother Allyne. CSMV


Unknown: Mother Allyne.

: Derek Jameson

Today, in the last of his present series of psychological insights,
Dr David Lewis looks into the effects of Christmas on health.


Unknown: Dr David Lewis

: Pause for Thought

Christmas Special

: Katie Boyle

: Jimmy Young

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

: David Jacobs

: Bob Holness

: John Dunn

: Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The third of six programmes.
The Marx Brothers' lost radio shows, back on the radio after nearly 60 years. The classic comedy team are re-created in the adventures of a shady lawyer and his shadier assistant.
With Michael Roberts as Groucho Marx /
Waldorf T Flywheel and Frank Lazarus as Chico
Marx/Emmanuel Ravelli.
With Lorelei King Graham Hoadly and Kerry Shale. Producer Dirk Maggs
(First broadcast on Radio 4)


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Frank Lazarus

: Steve Race

This week on record
Johnny Mathis.
Barry Forgie directs the BBC Big Band, with vocal guest Salena Jones.
Plus Dreamtime, in which Angela Christian joins
Steve Race at the piano for some half-forgotten songs and tunes of earlier years. Producer Ray Harvey


Unknown: Johnny Mathis.
Unknown: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Salena Jones.
Unknown: Angela Christian
Unknown: Steve Race
Producer: Ray Harvey

: The Saxophone - 150 Years

Benny Green traces the development of this once maligned but now greatly popular instrument, invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840. Including music by J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams and Jerome Kern.


Presenter: Benny Green
Producer: Barbara Page

: Ken Bruce

Stories, letters, regional reports and a classic track to close the programme.

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather takes a topical look at the jazz world.


Presenter: Digby Fairweather

: Vince Hill's Solid Gold Music Show

Tonight's guest is Hilary O'Neil. (R)


Unknown: Hilary O'Neil.

: Bill Rennells

with Night Ride
Easy-listening music through the early hours.
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping

: Steve Madden

The Early Show
Easy-listening music to start the day.

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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