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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

: Nick Barraclough's New Country

The best in country releases. A Smooth Operations production

: Comedy Hour

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again
Classic comedy with Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Jo Kendall , Bill Oddie and David Hatch.
Producer Humphrey Barclay and at 1.30:
The News
Huddlines Roy Hudd presents the last in the series.


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: David Hatch.
Producer: Humphrey Barclay
Unknown: Huddlines Roy Hudd

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s
Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Steve Race

Georgie Fame with the BBC Big Band, directed by Pete Moore , with Angela Christian. On record, Peggy Lee.
Producer Maura Clarke


Directed By: Pete Moore
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Unknown: Peggy Lee.
Producer: Maura Clarke

: Big Bands in the Big Apple

In the first of two programmes, Sheila Tracy talks to sidemen from
America's great bands. They remember the venues like Roseland, Glen Island Casino and the Savoy Ballroom, and throw a sidelight on such names as Glenn Miller , Claude Thornhill and Artie Shaw.
Producer Barbara Page


Talks: Sheila Tracy
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Claude Thornhill
Unknown: Artie Shaw.

: Cinema 2

Presented by Chris Stuart. i roducer Barry Littlechild


Presented By: Chris Stuart.
Unknown: Barry Littlechild

: The Great Musicals

In the first of three programmes, Gordon Clyde tells the story of Showboat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring some of its most popular songs.


Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Bob Holness Requests the Pleasure

Producer Richard Willcox


Producer: Richard Willcox

: Behind the Hits

A six-part series in which Paul Jones tells some of the unusual stories behind chart-topping singles. Assisted by songwriters, producers and artists, Paul reveals the strange circumstances that have inspired songs, and the happy accidents that have turned flops into hits. Producer Dave Shannon


Unknown: Paul Jones
Producer: Dave Shannon

: George Shearing and the BBC Big Band in America

The first of an occasional series of concerts recorded during the BBC Big Band's acclaimed tour of the USA earlier this year with the legendary piano virtuoso George Shearing.
Conductor Barry Forgie.
With Neil Swainson (bass) and Angela Christian.
8.15 George Shearing talks about his long life in music to Sheila Tracy , who also presents the concert. Producer Robin Sedgley


Conductor: George Shearing.
Conductor: Barry Forgie.
Bass: Neil Swainson
Bass: Angela Christian.
Talks: George Shearing
Unknown: Sheila Tracy
Producer: Robin Sedgley

: Easy Does It

The Metropole Orchestra of Dutch Radio with Mark Murphy and American star instrumentalists.
Presented by Bill Rennells. Producer Robin Sedgley


Unknown: Mark Murphy
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

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including at 2.00-3.00 Nightclub featuring
Edwin Starr in concert from the Colston Hall , in Bristol.
Concert producer Stuart Hobday
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Edwin Starr
Unknown: Colston Hall
Producer: Stuart Hobday
Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: 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.

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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