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: Barbara Sturgeon

with The Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Anne Robinson

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Steve Race

Lorraine Craig with the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with Angela Christian. On record, Howard Keel.


Unknown: Lorraine Craig
Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Unknown: Howard Keel.

: Ted Heath - The Legacy

In the last of the series, Malcolm Laycock recalls the achievements of Britain's greatest swing band leade(with the help of some of his musicians. An Encore Radio production


Unknown: Malcolm Laycock

: Cinema 2

News, reviews and expert analysis, presented by Chris Stuart.


Presented By: Chris Stuart.

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
The latest country releases. A Smooth Operations production

: Foster and Allen in Concert

Recorded at the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh. Songs include Bunch of Thyme, Maggie, and Old Rowers. Presented by John Sachs.


Presented By: John Sachs.

: David Mellor

David Mellor continues his musical grand tour and reaches Spain.
Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: David Mellor
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Russian Classics

A Radio 2 gala concert recorded at the De
Montfort Hall, Leicester.
The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes, led by Martin Loveday , and the Leicester Philharmonic Choir perform works by Borodin, Khachaturian and Tchaikovsky and offer a rare opportunity to hear
Musorgsky's Night on the Bare Mountain as it was conceived for the opera Sorochintsy Fair.
Sherban Lupu is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D.
Presented by Rula Lenska . Including at 8.204.40
Capital Clarinets present music in the Russian vein.
Introduced by Jack Brymer. Producer Tim McDonald
(In association with De Montfort Hall, Leicester)


Conducted By: Owain Arwel
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Unknown: Sherban Lupu
Presented By: Rula Lenska
Introduced By: Jack Brymer.
Producer: Tim McDonald

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It The second of two programmes recorded at the Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton. Featuring the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with singer Jeff Hooper. (In association with Royal Mail)


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Singer: Jeff Hooper.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

with Sheridan Morley.
Including a look forward to National Music Day, eavesdropping on several events at the Barbican.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley.

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s

: John Terrett

with Night Ride including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev David Runcorn.


Unknown: David Runcorn.

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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