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: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

with Mary Greenham.


Unknown: Mary Greenham.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Fr Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Fr Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.
Including at 10.00 an hour of gold with Pick of the Hits

: Michael Parkinson

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

with Radio 2's daily compendium of news and interviews from the world of entertainment.
Including at 3.00 someone's favourite songs.

: Ed Stewart

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

: John Dunn

Including Answers
Please and the Mystery Voice competition.

: Mr Finchley Takes the Road

A six-part adaptation of Victor Canning 's novel about the adventures of a man and his horse-drawn caravan touring 1930s rural Kent.
Richard Griffiths as Mr Finchley. Narrated by James Villiers. 2: Mr Finchley runs into an ancient mariner who has many tales to tell of his life at sea, each one taller than the last. Also, the barber, Horace Blain , has won the Irish
Sweepstake but his new-found wealth has separated him from the one great love of his life, cutting hair. Meanwhile, following hot on Mr
Finchley's tail is Oliver Watt-Anselm , the worst private eye in the world. With John Bird ,
Chris Emmett and Jon Glover.
Adapted by Andy and Eric Merriman Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Victor Canning
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: James Villiers.
Unknown: Horace Blain
Unknown: Oliver Watt-Anselm
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Jon Glover.
Unknown: Eric Merriman
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Hayes Over Britain

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


Unknown: Brian Haves
Producers: Jennifer Teague

: Don't Call Us

Lionel Blair presents a light-hearted insight into the ups and downs of the twilight world of theatrical auditions.
With confessions and renditions from
Leslie Grantham , Trevor Nunn , Aimi MacDonald , Brian Murphy , Jill Gascoigne ,
Ruth Madoc , John Altman , George Sewell and Barbara Windsor. Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Lionel Blair
Unknown: Leslie Grantham
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Aimi MacDonald
Unknown: Brian Murphy
Unknown: Jill Gascoigne
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: John Altman
Unknown: George Sewell
Unknown: Barbara Windsor.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: In Good Voice

Maddy Prior presents the fourth of six programmes featuring a cappella music. Love Songs
Featuring the original version of Denise by Randy and the Rainbows, along with Manhattan
Transfer, Trio Bulgarka and Maddy Prior herself. A Rewind production

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen Jameson with good music, chat, comedy and controversy.


Unknown: Ellen Jameson

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping.

: Alex Lester

with music to keep you company 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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