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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 David Cohen.


Unknown: David Cohen.

: 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

with the final of the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: The Singer and the Song

Paul Jones , former choirboy and 1960s pop star, has embraced a vast spectrum of music. His influences stem from
American rhythm and blues, which eventually created the sound of Manfred Mann.
Producer Mike Craig


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Manfred Mann.
Producer: Mike Craig

: Friday Night Is Music Night

From the De Montfort
Hall, Leicester. Barry Wordsworth conducts the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra.
The singers tonight are Marilyn Hill Smith and Bonaventura Bottone with the Leicester Philharmonic
Choir. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
At 8.20 John Marsh explores "The King of Instruments", featuring some of the finest organs of the North of England. Producer Alan Boyd
(In association with Leicester City Council)


Unknown: Marilyn Hill Smith
Unknown: Bonaventura Bottone
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Unknown: John Marsh
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the William Davis Construction
Band, conducted by Keith Wilkinson.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Unknown: William Davis
Conducted By: Keith Wilkinson.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Austin Mitchell visits
Barnsley to examine the effect of colliery closures on the brass band movement, as well as investigating how mining communities are using music and drama as weapons of political protest.
Plus a visit to the Yorkshire Watercolour
Society and a report on the Leeds Chinese Festival. Producer Geoff Sargieson


Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather presents the BBC Big Band, conducted by Django Bates.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Conducted By: Django Bates.

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Margaret Cundiff.


Unknown: Rev Margaret Cundiff.

: Bill Rennells

Producers Roger Bowman and Graham Belchere


Producers: Roger Bowman
Producers: Graham Belchere

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.

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