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: Martin Kelner

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Dr Jonathan Draper.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Draper.

: Sarah Kennedy

: 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

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.
• COMMENT LINE: Phone [number removed](Lines open from 11.30am to 1.45pm)

: Gloria Hunniford

brings you up to date with events in the world of entertainment. Including at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

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

: John Dunn

As part of Do It -
Volunteer Now, John Dunn goes to East Anglia where he profiles the work of some of the volunteers in the Norwich area. John also sees the last trading wherry left on the Broads and drops in on rehearsals at the Maddermarket Theatre, where Richard ID is trying on his new costume.


Unknown: John Dunn

: Simply Ballroom

In the first of six programmes,
Donnie Burns introduces the BBC Big Band conducted by Neil Richardson. With songs by Tracy Miller and Jeff Hooper. Producer Mel House


Introduces: Donnie Burns
Conducted By: Neil Richardson.
Songs By: Tracy Miller
Songs By: Jeff Hooper.

: 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

: Spotlight on ... Ethel Merman

Michael Alexander profiles the Queen of Broadway musicals, with excerpts from Girl Crazy, Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam and Gypsy. Producer Anthony Wills


Unknown: Michael Alexander
Producer: Anthony Wills

: Tuning In

Last of four programmes depicting radio from the listener's point of view. "The powers that be seemed to insist we all liked ballads. They thought pop music wouldn't get off the ground. But in 1954, when rock 'n' roll broke on the scene, it changed the face of radio as we knew it. As for the transistor - freedom!"
Producer Andrew Palitti Johnson


Producer: Andrew Palitti Johnson

: The Jamesons

: Bill Rennells

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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