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: Barbara Sturgeon

with the Saturday Show Featuring in session top
Canadian MOR artists - the Rankin Family.

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: The News Huddlines

Last of the series.

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Steve Race

Jeff Hooper with the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with Angela Christian. On record, Eileen Farrell.


Unknown: Jeff Hooper
Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Unknown: Eileen Farrell.

: A Handful of Keys

First in a three-part documentary about
Thomas "Fats" Waller, pianist, composer and songwriter, who died 50 years ago, on 15 December 1943.
Russell Davies tells the colourful story of the Baptist minister's son who "took to the Devil's music and played it like an angel." 1: Mrs Waller 's Harmful Little Armful
Producer Roy Oakshott


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Mrs Waller
Producer: Roy Oakshott

: Cinema 2

Presented by Chris Stuart , including a review of The Hawk by Simon Rose , and Ross Smith on location with the cast and crew of Bedlam.


Presented By: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Simon Rose
Unknown: Ross Smith

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Julie Rogers in Concert

Songwriter Don Black presents a celebration of 30 years in showbusiness with Julie Rogers , who made an impact in the 60s with her huge hit The Wedding. Producer Geoff Mullin


Songwriter: Don Black
Unknown: Julie Rogers
Producer: Geoff Mullin

: Edmundo Ros

More Latin rhythms and familiar melodies played by the Edmundo Ros Orchestra on CD with Doreta y Pepe, presented by the bandleader from his home in Spain. A Ray Harvey production


Unknown: Ray Harvey

: Happy Anniversary!

John Dunn introduces the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth , in a concert celebrating the golden anniversary of Southend-on-Sea Music Club.
(In association with the Southend-on-Sea Music Club)
Including at 8.20-8.40 Interval: Rupert Parker plays the electric harp.


Introduces: John Dunn
Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Rupert Parker

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It The second part of a concert recorded at the Tameside Hippodrome, Ashton-under-Lyne.
Featuring the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie with singer Vince Hill.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Singer: Vince Hill.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Sheridan Morley with his weekly arts round-up.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Jon Briggs

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought

: Barbara Sturgeon

with the Sunday Show Featuring in session the Rankin Family.

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.

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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.

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