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: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

with actress Jean Boht.


Unknown: Jean Boht.

: Wake up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Canon Roger
Royle, Canon of Southwark Cathedral and presenter of Sunday Half Hour.


Unknown: Rev Canon Roger

: 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. Plus today: some of your legal questions answered.

: Gloria Hunniford

prepares you for the weekend with music from
40 years of No 1 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.

: Jameson at the Opera

Derek Jameson returns with the first of an eight-part series and a mission to convert you to the "music of the gods" - opera. Featuring the finest performances from the splendour of the top opera houses ... all from the comfort of your own armchair.
Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: Derek Jameson
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Boyle introduces the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Leaper , at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. The Friday Night Singers are
Vivian Tiemey and John Cashmore with Serenata Voices, directed by David Beavan.


Introduces: Robin Boyle
Conducted By: Adrian Leaper
Unknown: Vivian Tiemey
Unknown: John Cashmore
Directed By: David Beavan.

: Simon McShane

... at the piano.

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents a selection of the latest releases from the world of brass bands.


Unknown: Roy Newsome

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

from the Gulbenkian
Theatre, University of Kent, as part of BBC Radio on Show at Canterbury.
Sheridan Morley talks to local people and Alan Price is among those providing the music.
Producers Stella Hanson and Madeleine Cuming


Unknown: Alan Price
Producers: Stella Hanson
Producers: Madeleine Cuming

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
World class alto saxophonist Peter King leads his Quintet with Gerard Prescencer on trumpet.


Unknown: Peter King
Unknown: Gerard Prescencer

: Jon Briggs

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought

: Colin Berry

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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