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: Sarah Kennedy

with The Early Show
News, views and music.
6.15 Pause for Thought with Claire Rayner.


Unknown: Claire Rayner.

: Wake Up to Wogan

9.15 Pause for Thought with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 an hour of gold with Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: The Billy Bunter Stories

Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie read six Billy Bunter stories by Frank Richards.
Bunter, the Hero. The fat owl, the old fat foozler, the immortal chump of Greyfriars School, William George Bunter and his chums from the Remove are brought back to life by another group of pranksters in this story from Bunter, the Bad Lad.
A Rewind Production


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Billy Bunter
Stories By: Frank Richards.
Unknown: William George Bunter

: Comedy Bookcase

First of six programmes in which celebrities select and read extracts from their favourite humorous works.
This week Les Dennis is drawn back to his Liverpool roots as he reads from Alan Bleasdale's Scully and Mooey, about a scouse boy's gang, and from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which inspired his own childhood pranks.
A Rewind production


Presenter: Les Dennis

: Hayes Over Britain

Brian Hayes invites callers to cross swords with studio guests.
Phone [number removed].
Producers Jennifer Teague and Trevor Aston


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Producers: Jennifer Teague
Producers: Trevor Aston

: Andrew Lloyd Webber In Production

Introduced by Michael Crawford.
3: The Finishing Touches. Andrew Lloyd Webber 's shows are markedly different from each other.
With a reputation for being difficult, the composer is a perfectionist with a hunger for innovation, variety, spectacle and success - to his own standards.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Introduced By: Michael Crawford.
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber

: Walking on Sunshine

Many Rivers to Cross.
Eddy Grant presents the last of six programmes on Caribbean music with a look at recent developments in reggae, calypso and soca. The show includes a new song from veteran Trinidadian performer Roaring Lion as well as tracks from the Caribbean Combo, Toots Hibbert and Eddy himself. A Rewind production


Unknown: Eddy Grant
Unknown: Toots Hibbert

: The Jamesons

: Alan Dedicoat with Night Ride

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping.

: Steve Madden

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.

BBC Guidance

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