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: David Allan

6.45 Pause for Thought with Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Rev James Jones.

: Debbie Thrower

8.50 Sports Round-Up
9.15 Pause for Thought with Rev Patrick Forbes.


Unknown: Rev Patrick Forbes.

: Mark Wynter

: Jimmy Young's Top 30

Every year Radio 2 plays more than 100,000 records. For the past month listeners have been sending in requests for their favourite records and, out of the thousands of letters and postcards sent in, a Top 30 has been compiled of favourite Radio 2 music.

: NeilSedaka In Concert

The timeless American singer-songwriter, recorded in concert at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth in November.
Producer Mel House

: The Great Musicals

5: West Side Story

: Best of the John Dunn Programme

A treasury of this year's most entertaining and thought-provoking conversations from John
Dunn and his guests. Producer Flick Roskrow


Producer: Flick Roskrow

: McKay the New

The final programme of the series. Seduced by fame, glamour, money and the tall one from Bananarama, McKay refuses to believe that music may not be his best friend.
Music Mark Burton Producer Neil Cargill


Music: Mark Burton
Producer: Neil Cargill
John McKay: Michael Fenton Stevens
Angus: John Grieve
Flora: Denise Coffey
Andy: Jon Glover
Crispin Dolby: Peter Whitman

: RussConway

plays some of his favourite party records. Producer Ray Harvey


Producer: Ray Harvey

: Memories of the Minstrels

John Boulter takes a look back at the Black and White Minstrel Show.
With contributions from Leslie Crowther , George Chisolm , Dai Francis , Margaret Savage and George Mitchell.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: George Chisolm
Unknown: Dai Francis
Unknown: Margaret Savage
Unknown: George Mitchell.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Chris Stuart

sees in the New Year. Including Big Ben at 12.00 midnight.

: Alan Dedicoat

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

: Steve Madden

The Early Show

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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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