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: Chris Stuart

Awake and alert! With news, sport, travel, weather and music for a Great British Breakfast.
9.15 Pause For Thought

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.
Including at 10.00 an hour of gold with Pick of the Hits.

: Jimmy Young

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

: Gloria Hunniford

prepares you for the weekend with music from
40 years of number one hits and at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

: Chris Stuart

: Maestro

Richard Stilgoe takes an off-beat musical meander through everything from pop to rock and jazz to classical in this tuneful quiz.
Regular team captains: Rod Argent and Nichola McAuliffe.
This week's guests are John Altman and Marti Webb.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe.
Unknown: John Altman
Unknown: Marti Webb.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Live from the Hippodrome, Golders Green.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Martin Loveday.
Friday Night's Star
Singers Susan Bullock and Bonaventura Bottone , with Serenata Voices directed by David Beavan.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Singers: Susan Bullock
Singers: Bonaventura Bottone
Directed By: David Beavan.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: John Alley

... at the piano. Producer Alan Boyd


Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents highlights from last
Saturday's Boosey and Hawkes National Brass
Band Championships and Gala Concert, including the winning performance of The New Jerusalem by Philip Wilby. The concert includes the John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band conducted by James Watson , and European champions Britannia Building Society Band conducted by Howard Snell. Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Philip Wilby.
Conducted By: James Watson
Conducted By: Howard Snell.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Tony Staveacre samples the Cheltenham Literature
Festival and talks to
Eleanor Bron about wives and mistresses, Fay Weldon on therapy,
Martha Gellhom on war, Douglas Adams on environment,
Beryl Bainbridge on the surreal and P Kavanagh on conservation.
Linda McCartney looks back at the 60s with an exhibition of her photographs. And Bristol Old Vic daringly marks its 50th anniversary with a premiere by Asian theatre company Tamasha. Producer Stuart Hobday


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Martha Gellhom
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Linda McCartney
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather presents the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Conducted By: Barry Forgie.

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Bill Rennells

The Early Show
Producers Roger Bowman and Keith Loxam


Producers: Roger Bowman
Producers: Keith Loxam

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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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.

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