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: Sarah Kennedy with The Early Show

6.15 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.
9.15 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

: John Dunn

: The Movie Quiz

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


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from the Hippodrome, Golders Green.
Julian Bigg conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Martin Loveday.
The Friday Night Singers are Christina Collier ,
Joan Savage and Richard Morris with the Stephen Hill
Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Julian Bigg
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Christina Collier
Unknown: Joan Savage
Unknown: Richard Morris
Singers: Stephen Hill
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Paul Harris

... at the piano. ProducerJohn Langridge


Piano: Producerjohn Langridge

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the Huddersfield-based Sellers
Engineering Band conducted by Phillip McCann and Norman Law.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Phillip McCann
Conducted By: Norman Law.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

From the West Country.
To mark the anniversary of the launching of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain in July 1843, a new musical, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, celebrating the achievements of the Victorian engineer and inventor, is to open in Bristol. Tonight's programme airs some songs and talks to the composers, while Tim Rice considers the genre of the historico-musical.
Also, Haggis McLeod explores the Chinese traditions of juggling and acrobatics and talks to members of the troupe from the visiting Chinese State Circus. And musician
Julian Bream, who is now 60, looks back on a life wrestling with the frets.


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Haggis McLeod
Unknown: Julian Bream
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
A look at this month's new releases.

: 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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