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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 great hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Rt Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Martin Kelner

with dedications and requests. Including at

: 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

including the Mystery Voice competition.

: We Stayed In with ... Jungr and Parker

Jungr and Parker's Band of Gold are joined this week by Arnold Brown and the Diedre Cartwright Trio.


Unknown: Arnold Brown
Unknown: Diedre Cartwright Trio.

: Hayes over Britain

Brian Hayes investigates the top issue of the day. Give your views on what's in the news by phoning [number removed].
Producers Anne Freeman and Jennifer Teague
LINES OPEN from 6.00pm


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

: Ronald Frankau: the Blue Boy of Variety

Jeremy Nicholas celebrates the life and career of a popular radio comedian born 100 years ago today. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, Ronald Frankau 's saucy monologues and songs kept him at the top of his profession. He also formed a successful double act with Tommy Handley - Murgatroyd and Winterbottom. But he died penniless in 1951. The programme includes comments from the children of his three marriages plus dedicated "Frankauphiles" George Melly and Robin Ray. Producer Anthony Wills


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Ronald Frankau
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Anthony Wills

: Rhyme and Rhythm: Domestic Blitz

This week Marjorie Lofthouse reflects on the lighter side of family life with readings by Jenny Agutter and Peter Egan acting as a counterpoint to the music.
A BroadVision production


Presenter: Marjorie Lofthouse
Reader: Jenny Agutter
Reader: Peter Egan

: The Jamesons

A late-night mixture of music and chat with Derek and Ellen 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 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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