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: Sarah Kennedy

with The Early Show

: 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

: Gloria Hunniford

brings you the leading names from the world of entertainment. Including at
2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: The Billy Bunter Stories

The second of six stories read by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.
Billy Bunter and his chums are spending the hols on the river Thames. Someone has lent Bunter a boat - or have they?

A Rewind production


Reader: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Reader: Graeme Garden
Reader: Bill Oddie

: Comedy Bookcase

Les Dennis reads from The
Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien , an "Alice in Wonderland for adults", where philosophy, fantasy and humour come together in the form of - a bicycle. A Rewind production


Unknown: Flann O'Brien

: Hayes Over Britain

with Brian Hayes.
This week: do we all have the right to peace and quiet or is noise pollution an inevitable consequence of living in the 1990s? Phone [number removed].
Producers Jennifer Teague and Trevor Aston


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

: Andrew Lloyd Webber In Production

Michael Crawford introduces the last of a series exploring the career of Andrew Lloyd Webber. AU the World's a Stage. Marketing a show has become almost as important as writing and staging it, and Andrew Lloyd Webber has become a master of that too. So great is his success that the three-and-a-half-year London run of Aspects of Love is considered by some a failure. With up to 40 productions running worldwide at any one time, the composer has become an industry.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Presenter: Michael Crawford
Subject: Andrew Lloyd Webber

: The Capitol Story

Mike Reynolds presents a four-pan series celebrating 50 years of this influential record label, starting with its formation in the 1940s, through the huge successes of the 1950s and 1960s and on to the present day.
1: The war, the Musicians Union and the first single. A Mike Reynolds production


Unknown: Mike Reynolds

: The Jamesons

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
1.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping.

: Steve Madden

3.30 4.00 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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