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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the papers.

: Pause for Thought

Helen Shapiro reads of the birth of Christ from the Jewish New Testament.


Unknown: Helen Shapiro

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather, and some all-time great hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Rabbi Julia Neuberger.


Unknown: Julia Neuberger.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests, including at
10.00 Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Ed Stewart

with the Accumulator Quiz and Where Are You Now?
Plus regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

: Ken Dodd's Christmas Comedy Club

In the first of two programmes, Ken Dodd goes out and about to sample the tee hee's, ha-ha's and ho-hum's from the world of comedy. Sybie Jones , Colin Edwynn , Michael McClain and special guest Tom O'Connor join Ken in a miscellany of gags, music and sketches designed to make the "chuckle muscles" twitch.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Sybie Jones
Unknown: Colin Edwynn
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Tom O'Connor
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Junkin's Jokers

Another chance share with John Junkin the anecdotes, the jokes and memories of the people who inspired his guest Bruce Forsyth.
Born in Edmonton, London,
Bruce started out in the entertainment business as "Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom". After the war he appeared in various double acts and in 1958 became resident compere for Sunday Night at the Palladium for two years.
Since then he has appeared regularly on television, as a singer, he has made many records, and many awards mark his contribution to the entertainment industry. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: Carol Pemberton

The founder and musical director of Birmingham-based a cappella group
Black Voices presents her choice of music, seasonal and otherwise, including Bobby McFerrin , Sweet Honey in the Rock and John Lennon.
Producer David Corser


Unknown: Bobby McFerrin
Unknown: John Lennon.
Producer: David Corser

: Simply the Best

For 25 years, the King's Singers have delighted audiences all over the world.
Brian Kay , their original bass singer, looks back over a quarter of a century of music-making, with reminiscences from the singers themselves and a host of friends and admirers.
Producer Stella Hanson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Martin Kelner

: Adrian Finighan

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.

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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