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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 Derek Wilson.


Unknown: Derek Wilson.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather, sport and music.

: Pause for Thought

with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

Plus today: your legal questions answered.

: Gloria Hunniford

Today's programme comes live from Broadcasting House in Belfast.

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: Jameson at the Opera

The fourth of six programmes in which Derek Jameson invites you to enjoy the finest performances by the world's greatest singers. Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: Derek Jameson
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Friday NightIs Music Night

Live from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Philip Gibson conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday. The Friday Night Star Singers are
Beverley Humphreys and Anthony Michaels-Moore , with the Nigel Brooks Singers.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Beverley Humphreys
Unknown: Anthony Michaels-Moore
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Harumi Hanafusa

... at the piano.
Producer David Rayvern Allen


Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Listen to the Band

On the March 16, 1943, the BBC Wireless Military Band gave its last broadcast on the Light Programme. Some 50 years on, the Royal
Northern College of Music Wind Band, conducted by Clark Rundell , recreate the band's final broadcast, with music including Saint-Saens' Phaeton,
Balakirev's Islamey, and Three Humoreskes by the band's founder, B Walton O'Donnell. Frank Renton looks back at the history of one of the earliest and most popular of musical combinations to broadcast in the golden age of radio. Producer Bob McDowall


Conducted By: Clark Rundell
Conducted By: Three Humoreskes
Unknown: Walton O'Donnell.
Unknown: Frank Renton
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Austin Mitchell visits the "land of the prince bishops" to celebrate the 900th anniversary of Durham Cathedral, and discovers why the cathedral is ranked alongside the Taj Mahal and the Palace of Versailles as a World
Heritage Site. With the Bishop of Durham, the Rt
Rev David Jenkins , and the Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , Elizabeth Esteve-Coll . Producer Geoff Sargieson


Unknown: David Jenkins
Unknown: Albert Museum
Unknown: Elizabeth Esteve-Coll
Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather presents the BBC Big Band conducted by Mark Nightingale.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Conducted By: Mark Nightingale.

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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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