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: Martin Kelner

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

: Pause for Thought

with Michael Lawson.


Unknown: Michael Lawson.

: Sarah Kennedy

stands in for Terry Wogan with news, travel, weather, sport and great music.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Pause for Thought

with Fr Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Fr Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.
Including at 10.00 an hour of gold with Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

with her afternoon entertainment show.

: Paul Coia

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

: John Dunn

Including Answers Please and the Mystery Voice.

: The Reluctant Jester

Michael Bentine provides an entertaining interlude with stories of his career - spanning life, laughter and the paranormal.
6: Have Red Nose Will Travel


Unknown: Michael Bentine

: Hayes over Britain

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


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Producer: Jennifer Teague

: Heart o' London

A centenary celebration of the life of Charles Williams.
Although the name may not be familiar, Williams's music almost certainly is. Christopher Timothy tells the story of this remarkable musician, who began his career as a violinist playing under such illustrious people as Edward Elgar and Thomas Beecham Williams went on to become a writer of film scores and a leading figure in the world of light music, and many of his works were subsequently used as signature tunes for radio and television.
The music is taken from
Charles Williams 's own recordings, mostly with the Queen's Hall Light Orchestra.
Producer Tim McDonald


Unknown: Charles Williams.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Thomas Beecham Williams
Unknown: Charles Williams

: Living Blues

Tony Russell continues to explore the development of blues music.
This week he focuses on jug bands and their influence on blues and pop. A Rewind production

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen Jameson with music, chat, comedy and controversy. Including at 11.45 a preview of tomorrow's press.


Unknown: Ellen Jameson

: 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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