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: Sujata Barot

with the Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Judi Spiers

A Rewind production

: The Golden Days of Radio

Robin Boyle introduces two more classic shows from the wireless archives. This week, memories of Sunday lunchtimes on the Light
Programme with, from 1966, The Al Read Show and at 2.30, from 1958,
The Billy Cotton Bandshow with Alan Breeze ,
Kathie Kay , Rita Williams and the Bandits.
Producers Richard Edis , Anthony Wills


Introduces: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Billy Cotton Bandshow
Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Unknown: Rita Williams
Producers: Richard Edis
Producers: Anthony Wills

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Wembling at Wembley

It's 70 years to the day since George V opened the Great British Empire
Exhibition at Wembley, London. Russell Davies trawls the archives to discover how the life it reflected has changed and which of the scientific and artistic achievements it celebrated remain. Producer Roy Oakshott


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Roy Oakshott

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Maureen McGovern

In cabaret at the Green
Room of London's Cafe
Royal with Kenneth Bichel (piano), Phil Todd (sax) and Pete Morgan (bass). performing a selection of stage and screen favourites.


Singer: Maureen McGovern Piano: Kenneth Bichel
Saxophone: Phil Todd
Bass: Pete Morgan

: Cinema 2

Big-screen news and reviews, Hollywood gossip, video competitions and films on TV.
Presented by Chris Stuart.


Presented By: Chris Stuart.

: Hagley Appeal Schools Prom

A special concert from the Royal Albert Hall , London, in aid of a new music wing for Hagley RC School, which lost 13 young lives in the M40 minibus disaster last November.
Young musicians from all over the UK are joined by guests including John Dankworth and Peter Skellern
The evening is introduced by Bob Holness , Richard Stilgoe and the conductor Antony Hopkins.


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Introduced By: Bob Holness
Introduced By: Richard Stilgoe
Conductor: Antony Hopkins.

: David Jacobs

presents Easy Does It

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts
Mia Farrow and Peter Ustinov
are tonight's star guests as Sheridan Morley presents a roundup of this week in the arts world, with reviews, music and a look at forthcoming events.


Unknown: Mia Farrow
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: 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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