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: Martin Kelner

with The Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

with Sister Deborah Agnew.


Unknown: Deborah Agnew.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rabbi Hugo Gryn.


Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general knowledge
Accumulator Quiz and Where Are You Now?

: John Dunn

Including Answers Please and the Mystery Voice competition.

: The Billy BunterStories

In the fourth of six stories,
Bunter in Brazil, the immortal chump and his form mates from Greyfriars School join Lord Mauleverer on a trip to Brazil.
Read by Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Bill
A Rewind production


Read By: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Read By: Graeme Garden

: Comedy Bookcase

In the fourth of six programmes, Prunella Scales reads from her family's bedside bible,
Athene Seyler 's The Craft of Comedy. Plus a hilarious monologue from
James Saunders 's play Next Time /'// Sing to You.
A Rewind production


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Athene Seyler
Unknown: James Saunders

: Hayes Over Britain

Brian Hayes invites callers to cross swords with studio guests. Phone [number removed].
Producers Jennifer Teague and Trevor Aston
(Lines open from 6.00pm)


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Producers: Jennifer Teague

: Music for Youth - The National Festival

Recently over 7.000 young musicians from all over the country invaded London's South Bank Centre for a week-long festival.
Bob Holness presents highlights, with adjudicators Nicholas Daniel and Don Lusher.
Producer Jane Ward


Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Unknown: Don Lusher.
Producer: Jane Ward

: The Capitol Story

Mike Reynolds presents the third of four programmes. The Hits Continue. The
Capitol Tower is built and becomes an instant landmark, Nat King Cole signs for another ten years, and the Kingston Trio becomes the first superstar contemporary act. With more than a third of the 1959 Grammy Awards the label seems invincible, but has yet to face the challenges of the 1960s. A Mike Reynolds production


Unknown: Mike Reynolds

: The Jamesons

: Steve Madden

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

: Alex Lester

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.

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