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: Barbara Sturgeon

The Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

Sounds of the 60s
Producer Denis O'Keeffe


Producer: Denis O'Keeffe

: Anne Robinson

Producer Ruth Cubbin


Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: Mark Wynter

Producer Maura Clarke


Producer: Maura Clarke

: Comedy Hour

Howerd's Way
A look back at the career and character of one of the truly great British stand-up comedians - the late Frankie Howerd.
Written and narrated by Ned Sherrin , with Eric Sykes , Johnny Speight ,
Galton and Simpson, Max Bygraves , Barry Took , Barry Cryer , Peter Cook , Griff Rhys Jones and June Whitfield.
Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Frankie Howerd.
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: June Whitfield.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Steve Race

Pete Morgan with the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie. With Angela Christian and, on record, Dionne Warwick.
Producer Maura Clarke


Unknown: Pete Morgan
Conducted By: Barry Forgie.
Unknown: Angela Christian
Unknown: Dionne Warwick.
Producer: Maura Clarke

: Judith Chalmers' Hi Days and Holidays

Today Judith discovers Margate.
Producer Graham Pass

: The Movie Hour

Cinema 2
Presented by Chris Stuart. Producer Phil Clarke and at 5.30:
The Movie Quiz
Chris Stuart tests your knowledge of the silver screen for cash prizes. Producer Phil Clarke


Presented By: Chris Stuart.
Producer: Phil Clarke
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Producer: Phil Clarke

: If Wet, under the Pier

Bob Sinfield takes a light-hearted look at a seaside institution under threat.
With contributions from Russ Abbot, Bill Pertwee, Digby Fairweather and members of the National Piers Society, and music from Chas and Dave, The Fol De Rols, Reginald Dixon and Jethro Tull.


Presenter: Bob Sinfield
Speaker: Russ Abbot
Speaker: Bill Pertwee
Speaker: Digby Fairweather
Musicians: Chas and Dave
Musicians: The Fol de Rols
Musician: Reginald Dixon
Musicians: Jethro Tull
Producer: Anthony Wills

: You Can't Have One without the Other

Nuts and Bolts
A celebration of working partnerships in the world of entertainment, past and present: including
Flanagan and Allen,
Murdoch and Home, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore , Morecambe and Wise, Laurel and Hardy, and Hancock and James. Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Natalie Cole in Concert

In this concert recorded at the Plymouth Pavilions during her recent tour,
Natalie, accompanied by full orchestra, sings the songs of her father, Nat King Cole.
Songs include It's Only A Paper Moon, Mona Lisa and, of course, her award-winning duet with Nat - Unforgettable.
Producer Mel House


Unknown: Mona Lisa

: Easy Does It

with the BBC Big Band conducted this week by Len Hunter. With Andy Prior.
Presented by Bill Rennells. Producer Robin Sedgley


Unknown: Len Hunter.
Unknown: Andy Prior.
Presented By: Bill Rennells.
Producer: Robin Sedgley

: Martin Kelner

It's yesterday once more as the scourge of the north goes nationwide.
Producer Brian Stephens


Producer: Brian Stephens

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rosemary Wakelin.


Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin.

: Barbara Sturgeon

with The Sunday Show Producer Jane Ward


Producer: Jane Ward

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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