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: Sarah Kennedy

with The Early Show News, views and music plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather, sport and the greatest hits of all time.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Frank Topping.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 an hour of gold with Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

Including at 2.30 the star guest interview.
Plus Three at 3.00: Three records with a special theme.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general knowledge Accumulator Quiz. Plus regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: An Actor's Life for Me

Paul Mayhew-Archer 's comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young actor, starring
John Gordon-Sinclair .
3: The Police Farce
Robert acts in a disorderly manner.
Producer Diane Messias


Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Unknown: John Gordon-Sinclair
Producer: Diane Messias
Robert: John Gordon-Sinclair
Desmond: Gary Waldhorn
Sue: Gina McKee

: Hayes Over Britain

Brian Hayes makes sparks fly when callers cross swords with studio guests on the big issues of the week.
Producers Jennifer Teague and Trevor Aston
•TELEPHONE: [number removed]
Lines open from 6.00pm


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Producers: Jennifer Teague

: WORLD OF DANCE A Step in Time

A waltz, a foxtrot and a cha-cha-cha. Call it a dance sequence or, if you prefer, palais peregrinations.

: WORLD OF DANCE Tea and Two-Step

Sarah Kennedy takes a quick step down to Penge to meet the doyenne of ballroom dance teachers, Peggy Spencer , with her tutors and pupils.
Producer David Rayvern Allen


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Peggy Spencer
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Such Sweet Harmony

Brian Kay continues his exploration of the wonderful world of close harmony singing. This week, a selection of novelty tracks including The Comedian
Harmonists, Instant
Sunshine, the Swingle
Sisters and Vivian Fisher.
Producer Anthony Wills


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Vivian Fisher.
Producer: Anthony Wills

: The Jamesons

Including at 11.45 a preview of tomorrow's press.

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather looks at the current jazz scene.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping.

: Alex Lester


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.

BBC Guidance

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