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: Sujata Barot

with the Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Ken Dodd's Comedy Club

Last of the series in which
Ken Dodd samples the world of comedy, with Sybie Jones , Colin Edwynn , Michael McClain and special guest Michael Billington.


Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Sybie Jones
Unknown: Colin Edwynn
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Michael Billington.

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Steve Race

Claire Moore with the BBC
Big Band, conducted by Pete Moore , with Angela Christian. On record, Mel Torme.


Unknown: Claire Moore
Conducted By: Pete Moore
Unknown: Angela Christian.
Unknown: Mel Torme.

: The Hippodrome

The story of the Hippodrome Theatre near London's Leicester Square reads like a pocket history of British showbusiness in the 20th-century.
Lionel Blair tells its fascinating story and plays recordings from many of the shows which have appeared there.
A Robin Quinn production


Unknown: Lionel Blair
Unknown: Robin Quinn

: Cinema 2

Richard Attenborough talks about his new film
Shadowlands; and John Huntley looks at film company logos.
Presented by Chris Stuart.


Talks: Richard Attenborough
Talks: John Huntley
Presented By: Chris Stuart.

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Great Swing Battles

Clarke Peters introduces the battle of the Big Bands. This week the BBC Big Band as Ambrose challenges Keith Nichols 's New Roseland Orchestra as Fletcher Henderson.


Introduces: Clarke Peters
Unknown: Keith Nichols

: At Home with....

Olympic swimmer and gold medallist Duncan Goodhew takes Joanna Kaye around his home in Camberwell.
A Radio Lynx production


Subject: Duncan Goodhew
Presenter: Joanna Kaye
Producer: Louise Armitage

: Maria Friedman - by Special Arrangement

Marking Radio 2's Best of British week, Maria Friedman brings her own particular brand of artistry to familiar and new songs from all over the world. Assisted by a dozen gifted musicians and arrangers, she performs works by Brel, Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers, Sondheim and Weill. The songs have been specially arranged by Michael Starobin, Jonathan Tunick, Jason Carr, Michael Haslam, Martin Koch, Michael Reed and Jeremy Sams.


Singer: Maria Friedman
Arranger: Michael Starobin
Arranger: Jonathan Tunick
Arranger: Jason Carr
Arranger: Michael Haslam
Arranger: Martin Koch
Arranger: Michael Reed
Arranger: Jeremy Sams
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It The BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with singer Sandra King.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Singer: Sandra King.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

As part of Best of British week, Sheridan Morley take a look across the board at the arts in Britain.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Jon Briggs

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Sujata Barot

with the Sunday Show

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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