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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 Michael Lawson.


Unknown: Michael Lawson.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rt Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

brings you the leading names from the world of entertainment. Including at
2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

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

: John Dunn

: We Stayed In with ... Jungr and Parker

Jungr and Parker's Band of Gold are joined this week by folk violinist
Neti Vaandrager and Frank Kilkelly , and the Roger Watson Trio.
A BroadVision production


Violinist: Neti Vaandrager
Violinist: Frank Kilkelly
Unknown: Roger Watson Trio.

: Hayes over Britain

Brian Hayes investigates the top issue of the day. Phone [number removed].
Producers Anne Freeman and Jennifer Teague


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Producers: Anne Freeman
Producers: Jennifer Teague

: The Jack Benny Story

This celebration of a great performer's centenary includes archive material featuring George Burns , Phil Harris and Benny himself. It also features interviews specially recorded for the programme with Bob Hope , Milton Berle and Benny's manager Irving Fein , excerpts from his films, and, of course, his famous violin. Producer Barry Littlechild


Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Phil Harris
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Milton Berle
Unknown: Irving Fein
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Rhyme and Rhythm

Poetry forms the counterpoint to the music in this six-part series presented by Marjorie Lofthouse with Jenny Agutter and Peter Egan.
The easy rhythm of music is blended with the wryness of rhyme from writers ranging from the acerbic Americans Dorothy Parker and Judith Viorst , to the engagingly English Pam Ayres and the satirical Roger McGough.
Tonight's theme is Nighttime - a mix of spine-tingling readings and atmospheric music. A BroadVision production


Presented By: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Peter Egan.
Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Unknown: Judith Viorst
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Roger McGough.

: The Jamesons

Music and chat with Derek and Ellen including at
10.45 What's That Noise?

: 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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