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: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

with John Newbury.


Unknown: John Newbury.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Start your day the perfect way with Terry Wogan 's wit and whimsy, plus news, travel, weather, sport and the greatest hits of all time.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: 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. Today, your legal questions answered.

: Gloria Hunniford

Today, as Valentine's Day draws closer,
Gloria Hunniford presents the Radio 2 Top 20 Golden Heart Songs, as chosen by listeners.


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford

: Ed Stewart

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

: Neil Kinnock

Including the Mystery Voice.

: The Singer and the Song

"Don't Laugh at Me 'cause I'm a Fool," sang Norman Wisdom in his first film,
Trouble in Store, in 1953. Shortly afterwards, it reached number three in the hit parade.
In the penultimate programme of the series, Norman Wisdom recalls this achievement and talks about the songs that are special to him.
Producer Mike Craig


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Producer: Mike Craig

: Friday Night Is Music Night

From the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday. The Friday Night Star Singers are Janine Roebuck and Martin McEvoy with the Stephen Hill Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Janine Roebuck
Unknown: Martin McEvoy
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Louise Denny

... at the piano. Producer Alan Boyd


Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Band, conducted by Melvin White.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Melvin White.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Live from Manchester, Martin Kelner 's guests include Gorden Kaye and Jean Boht , currently touring the UK in Alan Bennett 's Talking Heads.
Plus news of Manchester's forthcoming year as City of Drama, and live music from trumpet virtuoso Martin Winter.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Martin Kelner
Unknown: Gorden Kaye
Unknown: Jean Boht
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Martin Winter.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather presents the BBC Big Band conducted by Barbara Thompson.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Conducted By: Barbara Thompson.

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride Music to keep you company through the early hours.
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Jonathan Jennings.


Unknown: Rev Jonathan Jennings.

: 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.

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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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