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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 Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits

: Debbie Thrower

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.

: Dr Who: The Paradise of Death: 2

A five-part serial starring Jon Pertwee, with Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier.
The Doctor is dead and the Brigadier discovers that the Parakon Corporation has friends in high places.
(First broadcast on Radio 5)


Writer: Barry Letts
Music: Peter Howell of the Radiophonic Workshop
The Doctor: Jon Pertwee
Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen
The Brigadier: Nicholas Courtney
[Actor]: Richard Pearce
[Actor]: Harold Innocent
[Actor]: Peter Miles
[Actor]: Andrew Wincott
[Actor]: Dominic Letts
[Actor]: John Harwood
[Actor]: Jillie Meers

: Hayes over Britain

Brian Hayes hosts a lively phone-in on an important question of the day. Phone [number removed].
Producer Jennifer Teague and Anne Freeman
LINES OPEN from 6.00pm


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

: Preachin' the Blues

Bessie Smith , the Empress of the Blues, is remembered by singer George Melly in a programme that marks the centenary of her birth. The show features classic recorded Smith performances featuring
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden and interviews with her niece and companion, Ruby Walker.


Unknown: Bessie Smith
Singer: George Melly
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Jack Teagarden
Unknown: Ruby Walker.

: Katie and Friends

Katie Boyle introduces a weekly magazine programme for animal lovers of all ages: advice, news, discussion and music.


Introduces: Katie Boyle

: The Jamesons

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. There's also the guest interview and Derek's classical feature.

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
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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