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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 Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Saba Risaluddin.


Unknown: Saba Risaluddin.

: Ken Bruce

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

: John Dunn

Including Answers Please, and the Mystery Voice competition.

: Ed Stewart

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

: Budget Special

with Jimmy Young and Dominick Harrod.
The latest Budget news, plus music, comment and analysis.
Producers John Gurnett and Paul Newman


Unknown: Jimmy Young
Unknown: Dominick Harrod.
Producers: John Gurnett
Producers: Paul Newman

: Chris Stuart

with a great selection of music to take your thoughts off the Budget. Producers Gary Bones
Alison Tuohy and Denis O'Keeffe


Producers: Gary Bones
Producers: Alison Tuohy
Producers: Denis O'Keeffe

: Hayes over Britain

Brian Hayes makes sparks fly when callers cross swords with studio guests on the big issue this week. Producers Jennifer Teague and Trevor Aston
0 PHONE: [number removed]
(Lines open from 6.00pm)


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Producers: Jennifer Teague

: Star Quality

The final programme in which Chris Ellis turns the spotlight on a famous leading lady of the musical theatre.
Elisabeth Welch
As a young girl singing in the choir in New York, she was known as the "loud alto" and was soon talent-spotted. Asked to perform in the famous nightclubs of Paris, she mixed with artists like Mistinguett and Josephine Baker.
She then worked in London for a series of Ivor Novello musicals.
In tonight's programme, she talks for the first time about her private life and her recording career. Producer Margaret Howard


Unknown: Chris Ellis
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Josephine Baker.
Unknown: Ivor Novello
Producer: Margaret Howard

: WORLD OF DANCE Tango Trail

The third of four programmes in which
Tony Staveacre raids the record library for the best tracks of recorded tango music from around the world. The roots of the tango are said to be found in Spanish dance, Cuban carnival parades, and North African religious rituals. In South America, it became the music of the brothels and generated a new dance style that emulated Creole knife fights.
Tango Nuevo
A tribute to its inventor, the late Astor Piazzolla , with examples of his recordings, including
Mumuki, Adios and Sex-tet. Producer Stuart Hobday


Unknown: Tony Staveacre
Unknown: Astor Piazzolla
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen Jameson with music, chat, comedy and controversy. Including at 11.45 a preview of tomorrow's press.


Unknown: Ellen Jameson

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather takes a look 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

with music through the early hours.
Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping.

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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