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: Sarah Kennedy

with The Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Jen Sutton.


Unknown: Jen Sutton.

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 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, the Slushy Four and regular travel updates.

: 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.
Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday.
The Friday Night Singers are Mary Hegarty and Bonaventura Bottone , with Andrew Fawbert (euphonium and bass trombone) and the Stephen Hill Singers.
Also, the first broadcast by the winner of the BBC Radio
2 Young Musician 1993.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Roderick Dunk
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Mary Hegarty
Unknown: Bonaventura Bottone
Unknown: Andrew Fawbert
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Laurie Holloway

... at the piano.

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents a celebration of Swedish brass, playing with session guests the Gothenburg
Band conducted by Bengt Eklund , and talks to trumpet virtuoso Hakan
Hardenberger, with contributions from trombone soloist Christian Lindberg.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Bengt Eklund
Soloist: Christian Lindberg.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Alan Titchmarsh presents a Stratford edition. Alec
McCowen has returned to the RSC to play Prospero in The Tempest,
David Troughton is playing both of Goldoni's Venetian
Twins and Debra Gillett is rehearsing Wycherley's The Country Wife. There's poetry from the Stratford Poetry Festival, live music from Saxtet, and jazz veteran Bob Wilber talking about his latest piece, Portraits in Jazz.
Producers Rosie Boulton and David Corser


Unknown: David Troughton
Unknown: Debra Gillett
Unknown: Bob Wilber
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: David Corser

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Stan Tracey 's brilliant
Octet, recorded at Appleby Castle during this year's Appleby Jazz Festival.


Unknown: Stan Tracey

: 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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