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: Martin Kelner

with The Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.

: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

with Fr Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Fr Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

: Gloria Hunniford

takes her daily delve into the world of entertainment.

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: Mr Finchley Takes the Road

The first of a six-part adaptation of Victor Canning 's novel about the adventures of a man and his horse-drawn caravan touring 1930s rural Kent. Starring Richard Griffiths.
Narrated by James Villiers. 1: Mr Finchley falls in love with a gypsy caravan and a rather stubborn horse.
Adapted by Andy and Eric Merriman Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Victor Canning
Unknown: Richard Griffiths.
Unknown: James Villiers.
Unknown: Eric Merriman
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Mr Finchley: Richard Griffiths
Turk PETER: Peter Vaughan
Mrs Fincliley: Dinah Sheridan
Mr Rivers: Ron Pember
Mr Sprake: James Grout
Mr Harricot: Alan Thompson

: Behind the Hits

Paul Jones tells some of the unusual stories behind chart-topping singles.
Producer Dave Shannon


Unknown: Paul Jones
Producer: Dave Shannon

: Billy Eckstine

The "Sepia Sinatra" or simply "Mister B" - Dave Gelly pays tribute to the singer and bandleader who died last month.
Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Producer: Bridget Apps

: A Whole New World

Sheridan Morley talks to composer Alan Menken and lyricist Tim Rice who have written the score for the latest Disney animated classic Aladdin. Alan Menken has had past successes with The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Producer Madeleine Cuming


Talks: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Alan Menken
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Alan Menken
Producer: Madeleine Cuming

: In Good Voice

Maddy Prior presents a cappella music. 3: A Sense of Place
Featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Swan Arcade, the Kipper Family, the Eternals. A Rewind production

: The Jamesons

: Charles Nove

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.

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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