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: Barbara Sturgeon

The Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

Sounds of the 60s Producer Denis O'Keeffe


Producer: Denis O'Keeffe

: Sarah Kennedy

Producer Ruth Cubbin


Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: Nick Barraclough's New Country

A Smooth Operations production

: Comedy Hour

Beyond Our Ken with Kenneth Home ,
Kenneth Williams , Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.
Producer John Simmonds
(First broadcast 1964) and at 1.30:
The News Huddlines


Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee.
Producer: John Simmonds

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s
Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Steve Race

Ellie Keenan with the BBC
Big Band. On record, Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer. Producer Maura Clarke


Unknown: Ellie Keenan
Unknown: Bobby Darin
Unknown: Johnny Mercer.
Producer: Maura Clarke

: Brill Cream

Paul Jones continues his story of the writers in the Brill Building, New York. Including music from the Righteous Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner and the Ronettes.
Producer Dave Shannon


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Tina Turner
Producer: Dave Shannon

: Movie Hour

Cinema 2 with Chris Stuart.
Producer Liz Anstee and at 5.30:
Screenplay hosted by Iain Johnstone. Producer Andy Aliffe
(First broadcast on Radio 4)


Unknown: Chris Stuart.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Unknown: Iain Johnstone.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Bob Holness Requests the Pleasure

Producer Richard Willcox


Producer: Richard Willcox

: Back Numbers

Dave Gelly delves into the archives of the popular music press.
An Encore Radio production


Unknown: Dave Gelly

: Mario di Marco Sings

The second part of a concert from the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
Featuring the Ambrosian
Opera Chorus and the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest tenor Louis Browne. Including music by Mascagni, Suppe, Puccini and Gounod. Conducted by Kenneth Alwyn. Producer Barry Knight


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Tenor: Louis Browne.
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn.
Producer: Barry Knight

: The Grahamophones in Concert

Introduced by Julian Clegg. Featuring Graham Dalby and Martin Loveday. Producer Mel House


Introduced By: Julian Clegg.
Unknown: Graham Dalby
Unknown: Martin Loveday.

: Easy Does It

Recorded at the Fairfield
Halls, Croydon, with the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie.
Producer Robin Sedgley


Conducted By: Barry Forgie.
Producer: Robin Sedgley

: Sinister Stories for Hallowe'en

Martin Fido presents a collection of stories about, and conversations with, witches, druids, ghosts and poltergeists, along with some appropriate music! Producer Gary Bones


Unknown: Martin Fido

: 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

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including at 2.00-3.00 Nightclub featuring
The Dubliners in concert.
Concert producer David Bellinger
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Joanna Bogle.


Producer: David Bellinger
Unknown: Joanna Bogle.

: 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.

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.

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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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