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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 Laurie Rosenberg.


Unknown: Laurie Rosenberg.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather and the greatest hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Fr Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Fr Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.

: Debbie Thrower

talks to the people who make the news. Plus today: your legal questions answered.

: Gloria Hunniford

prepares for the weekend with music from 40 years of No 1 hits and at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with the final of the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

including the Mystery Voice competition.

: The Movie Quiz

Chris Stuart tests your knowledge of films, with cash prizes and a chance to win a one year cinema pass. John Huntley fills in half way, with his intermission talk.


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: John Huntley

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday. The Friday Night Singers are
Rosemary Ashe and Ramon Remedios , with the Stephen Hill Singers and William Davies (piano).
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Rosemary Ashe
Unknown: Ramon Remedios
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers
Piano: William Davies
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Piers Lane

... at the piano.

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the William Davis Construction
Group Band conducted by Keith Wilkinson , and the first of two sessions from the recently-formed brass sextet Principals, featuring some of Britain's finest brass soloists from the orchestral as well as brass band worlds.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Keith Wilkinson

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

In Cardiff, Mavis Nicholson looks at the arts along the length and breadth of Wales. Among tonight's subjects are the Oscar-nominated Welsh language film, Hed Wyn , the classical harp music of harpist David Watkins ,
Simon Rattle 's festival of music from the 1940s, and Dannie Abse discussing his latest book.
Producer Tim Green


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Hed Wyn
Harpist: David Watkins
Harpist: Simon Rattle
Harpist: Dannie Abse
Producer: Tim Green

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes including saxophonist Barbara Thompson 's
Paraphernalia in concert.


Unknown: Barbara Thompson

: Adrian Finighan

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Margaret Cundiff.


Unknown: Rev Margaret Cundiff.

: Nanzee Soin

A Spearhead production

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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