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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

Ruth Scott harnesses her fear.


Unknown: Ruth Scott

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.
Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits

: Debbie Thrower

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

Comedian, actor and writer
Stephen Fry joins Gloria today to talk about the story behind his latest novel The Hippopotamus.


Unknown: Stephen Fry

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general-knowledge Accumulator Quiz.

: John Dunn

including the Mystery Voice competition.

: Doctor Who: The Paradise of Death: 3

Continuing the five-part serial starring Jon Pertwee, with Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier.

Can the Tardis escape from war-torn Blestinu in time to save Sarah Jane Smith from the clutches of Tragan the Naglon?
BBC Radio Collection Cassette: The Paradise of Death is now available


Doctor Who: Jon Pertwee
Sarah Jane Smith: Elizabeth Sladen
The Brigadier: Nicholas Courtney
Jeremy: Richard Pearce
Freeth: Harold Innocent
Tragan: Peter Miles
President: Maurice Denham
Onya: Jane Savin
Waldo Rudley: Jonathan Tafler
[Actor]: Emma Myant
[Actor]: John Fleming
[Actor]: Michael Onslow

: Hayes over Britain

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


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

: Spring

Angela Rippon presents a seasonal picture of spring in words and music.


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Katie and Friends

Katie Boyle introduces the weekly magazine for animal lovers of all ages. Including advice, news, discussion and music.


Introduces: Katie Boyle

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen 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.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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