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: Martin Kelner

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

: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

with Captain Charles King.


Unknown: Captain Charles King.

: 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

Including 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

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: Maestro

NEW In the first of eight programmes,
Richard Stilgoe conducts a musical menagerie of offbeat music and manic performance, in the quiz that takes talent and tunes from the sublime to the ridiculous. This week, regular team captains
Nichola McAuliffe and Rod
Argent are joined by Steve Brown and Marti Webb. Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe
Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: Marti Webb.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from the Hippodrome, Golders Green.
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Martin Loveday. The Friday Night Singers are Marilyn Hill Smith and Ramon Remedios , with the Stephen Hill Singers.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Marilyn Hill Smith
Unknown: Ramon Remedios
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Eric Parkin

... at the piano.

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents a special concert edition recorded at Manchester
Town Hall, featuring the Britannia Building Society
Band conducted by Howard Snell.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Howard Snell.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Presented by Alan Titchmarsh , live from Gas Hall - the new exhibition space in Birmingham which opens next week with Canaletto and England, an exhibition including Andrew Lloyd Webber 's L10 million Canaletto. Also, a report on the start of the Birmingham International Film and Television
Producer David Corser


Presented By: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Producer: David Corser

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Featuring the Clarke Tracey Quintet, recorded at this year's Appleby Jazz Festival.


Unknown: Clarke Tracey

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Estelle White.


Unknown: Estelle White.

: Colin Beny

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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