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: Sarah Kennedy

with The Early Show
News, views and music.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Frank Topping.

: Ken Bruce

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 medical questions answered.

: Gloria Hunniford

Including at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn in New York

In the first of two special programmes from America, John reports on the city that never sleeps, where skyscrapers, high finance and world politics meet.
For millions of immigrants fleeing persecution, poverty and famine the "Big Apple" was seen as the gateway to a new world and the American dream.
(Part 2 on Friday)

: Hubert Gregg

says Thanks for the Memory and adds a few personal reminiscences.

: Alan Dell

with Dance Band Days and at 8.00 Big Band Era

: Big Band Special

The BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie. Introduced by Sheila Tracy.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie.
Introduced By: Sheila Tracy.

: The Best of Jazz

Humphrey Lyttelton selects some of his favourite records to play on tonight's programme.

: Jazz Greats

In the sixth of eight programmes, Les Tomkins explores the life and music of one of the most musically complete singers he knew.
The Sarah Vaughan Story
Sarah Vaughan entered the Amateur Hour at the Apollo theatre to win$10 ... it was the beginning of a glittering career that lasted 50 years and took her to the very pinnacle of the jazz world. This is her story, much of it told in her own words in an exclusive interview she gave shortly before her death.
A Flying Dutchman Company production


Unknown: Sarah Vaughan Story
Unknown: Sarah Vaughan

: The Jamesons

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Including Campbell
Burnap's letter "0" in the Jazz Alphabet and music by the BBC Big Band.

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Dave Cave.


Unknown: Rev Dave Cave.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought

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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