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: Sujata Barot

with the Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Judi Spiers

A mix of music, interviews and features.

: The Golden Days of Radio

Robin Boyle introduces a selection of classic shows.
This week, a 1956 edition of Hancock's Half-Hour called Tony's Diary. and at 2.30
Henry Hall 's Guest Night from 1950, featuring Gracie Fields.
Producers Richard Edis and Anthony Wills


Introduces: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Henry Hall
Producers: Richard Edis
Producers: Anthony Wills

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: The Laughing Policemen

Afternoon All!
Stratford Johns invites you to assist him with his enquiries. With
Peter Penrose , Will Hay , Robb Wilton , George Formby ,
Laurel and Hardy, Chas and Dave, Bruce Forsyth ,
Rolf Harris , Michael Pointon and Giggling Gertie.
Producer Sonia Beldom


Unknown: Peter Penrose
Unknown: Will Hay
Unknown: Robb Wilton
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Producer: Sonia Beldom

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Barbara Dickson

in cabaret at the Green
Room of Cafe Royal, London. Producer Graham Pass

: Cinema 2

Including the new Peter Weir film Fearless and Widow's Peak. Also, an interview with Chris Jones , director of White Angel.
Presented by Chris Stuart.


Unknown: Peter Weir
Unknown: Chris Jones
Presented By: Chris Stuart.

: The Great Musicals

As a prelude to a new Radio 2 season of Broadway musicals, David Jacobs presents a special concert presenting highlights from Guys and Dolls, Call Me Madame,
Fmian's Rainbow, Kismet, A Little Light Music and The Music Man.
With star singers
Anita Dobson , Marilyn Hill Smith , Mary Carewe , Stephen Hill and Glyn Kerslake. lain Sutherland conducts the Stephen Hill Singers and the BBC Big Band. Producer John Langridge


Musicals: David Jacobs
Singers: Anita Dobson
Singers: Marilyn Hill Smith
Singers: Mary Carewe
Singers: Stephen Hill
Singers: Glyn Kerslake.
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers
Producer: John Langridge

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

That Certain Thing Called the Boyfriend
Forty years ago Sandy Wilson 's The Boyfriend opened at the Players Theatre and went on to take London and Broadway by storm. Tonight, direct from the stage of the Players Theatre,
Sheridan Morley introduces highlights from the show and talks to its writer Sandy Wilson. Producer Stella Hanson and Madeleine Cuming


Unknown: Sandy Wilson
Introduces: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Sandy Wilson.
Producer: Stella Hanson
Producer: Madeleine Cuming

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Adrian Finighan

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Ian Bradley.


Unknown: Rev Ian Bradley.

: 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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