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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 Elizabeth Power.

: Wake Up to Wopn

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Frank Topping.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news. Plus today: your food questions answered.

: Gloria Hunniford

with her afternoon entertainment show.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: Angela Rippon

: Holly at Christmas

To mark the 35th anniversary of Buddy Holly 's death, there's another chance to hear this show in which Chip Esten , former star of the West End musical Buddy, tells the story of the legendary singer, plays a lot of his music and reveals some backstage secrets. And the current star Alex Bourne joins him to perform a couple of numbers from the show.
Producer Sonia Beldom


Unknown: Buddy Holly
Unknown: Chip Esten
Unknown: Alex Bourne
Producer: Sonia Beldom

: The Reluctant Jester

Six programmes in which
Michael Bentine entertains with stories of his career, spanning life, laughter and the paranormal.
2: From the Ridiculous to the Paranormal.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Wally Whyton

with the best in country music.

: Paul Jones

presents an hour of vintage rhythm and blues, the best of the recent releases, and a session from the Scandalous Bachelors, a new band from a hotbed of British blues, the north-east of England.

: Reading Music

Miles Kington reviews and recommends books about music. This week, Jim Lloyd rounds up recent books about folk,
Charles Alexander assesses The
Electric Guitar by Paul Trynka , and Alan Titchmarsh indulges his passion for the musical theatre by reading two books about Broadway. Producer Dave Shannon


Unknown: Jim Lloyd
Unknown: Charles Alexander
Unknown: Paul Trynka
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Dave Shannon

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen present a late-night mixture of music and chat including at 10.45 What's That Noise? and at
11.45 a review of tomorrow's papers.

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought

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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