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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

: The British Steel Challenge

Ed Stewart is on the Solent with Chay Blyth and Colin Berry as ten boats, crewed by 130 people, set sail around the world the "wrong way" - against trade winds.
In the presence of HRH The Princess Royal. Producer Alan Roberts


Unknown: Chay Blyth
Unknown: Colin Berry
Producer: Alan Roberts

: Comedy Hour Hancock's Half Hour

Unlucky 13
Starring Tony Hancock , with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast 1957) and at 1.30:
The News Huddlines


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Richard Ingrams

presents his selection of music in the last of his series. Dudley Moore is the record guest.
Producer Maura Clarke


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Producer: Maura Clarke

: Classics on Two

Presented by Leonard Pearcey direct from the Classical Musical Show at the Barbican Centre, with guests Sally Harrop and Roderick Elms.
Producer John Langridge


Presented By: Leonard Pearcey
Unknown: Sally Harrop
Unknown: Roderick Elms.
Producer: John Langridge

: Movie Hour

Cinema 2
Presented by Chris Stuart. Producer Liz Anstee and at 5.30:
The Movie Quiz with Barbara Windsor and Arthur Mullard , in the last of the series.
Producer Phil Clarke.


Presented By: Chris Stuart.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: Arthur Mullard
Producer: Phil Clarke.

: In Concert

John Sachs presents Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff in a concert recorded at this year's
American Music Festival.
Producer Pete Ritzema


Unknown: Jimmy Smith
Unknown: Jimmy McGriff
Producer: Pete Ritzema

: You Can't Have One without the Other

Featuring Flanders and Swann, Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly , Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise , Little and Large, The Two Ronnies and Flanagan and Allen. Last in the series.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: The International World of Light Music

Popular classics make up this concert from the De
La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. The BBC Concert Orchestra is directed by Vilem Tausky. Presented by Derek Jameson. Producer Tim McDonald
(Given in association with Rother District Council)


Directed By: Vilem Tausky.
Presented By: Derek Jameson.
Producer: Tim McDonald

: Easy Does It

Presented by Bill Rennells. Producer Robin Sedgley


Presented By: Bill Rennells.
Producer: Robin Sedgley

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

with Sheridan Morley. Producers Stella Hanson and Madeleine Cuming


Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Producers: Stella Hanson
Producers: Madeleine Cuming

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 2.00-3.00
Nightclub featuring Mary Wilson and The Supremes. Concert producer Mel House.
Including at: 1.30, 3.30 Pause For Thought with Rev Rosemary Wakelin.


Unknown: Mary Wilson
Unknown: Rev Rosemary Wakelin.

: Barbara Sturgeon

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.

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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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