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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 Jen Sutton.


Unknown: Jen Sutton.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: 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.
Plus today: your legal questions answered.

: Gloria Hunniford

prepares you for the weekend with music from 40 years of number one hits and at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with the final of the Accumulator Quiz and the Slushy Four.

: John Dunn

: The Movie Quiz

Chris Stuart invites you to use your film knowledge to try and beat the telephone contestants.


Presenter: Chris Stuart
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from the Plymouth
I Pavilions.
Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , featuring the Friday Night Singers Marilyn Hill Smith and Vernon Midgley. With Philip Martin (piano) and the chorus of Plymouth Gilbert and Sullivan Fellowship , chorusmaster Trevor Farrow.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. And at 8.20-8.40
John Marsh previews the forthcoming Saturday Gala concerts on Radio 2. Producer Alan Boyd
(In association with the Plymouth Music Trust)


Unknown: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Marilyn Hill Smith
Singers: Vernon Midgley.
Piano: Philip Martin
Piano: Sullivan Fellowship
Unknown: Trevor Farrow.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Unknown: John Marsh
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome invites you to listen to one of the UK's premier brass quintets: the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble.


Unknown: Roy Newsome

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

From Birmingham. Presented by John Florance. Including reports from the Cheltenham
Festival which includes first performances from fortepianist Melvyn Tan , and Opera North's The
Secret Marriage - and the Lichfield Festival. Also news of an unusual concert by Simon Rattle and the CBSO which features
Norman Perryman painting as the Orchestra performs Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
Producer David Corser


Presented By: John Florance.
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Norman Perryman
Producer: David Corser

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Studio sessions from
Sketch, and the BBC Big Band.

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Steve Henshall.


Unknown: Steve Henshall.

: Colin Berry

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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