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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

This week, Robin Boyle introduces a 1955 edition of The Show Band Show, with Cyril Stapleton directing the BBC Show Band, vocals from
Ray Burns and the Stargazers and comedy from
Rikki Fulton and Alfred Marks.
Producer Johnnie Stewart


Introduces: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Ray Burns
Unknown: Rikki Fulton
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: Paul Heiney

with Lifestyle Radio 2's new monthly guide to living life to the full. In this, the first of five programmes,
Glynn Christian goes in search of the perfect curry,
Geoff Hamilton offers seasonal gardening advice,
Kim Normanton investigates the growing popularity of car boot sales and Jill Crawshaw visits unknown East Anglia. Producer Gary Bones


Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Kim Normanton
Unknown: Jill Crawshaw
Producer: Gary Bones

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Tom O'Connor and Friends

Tom O'Connor hosts a variety show with his own inimitable brand of Scouse comic wit and wisdom.
Music comes in the form of merry mirthmaking melodies from Mancunian madcap musicians Freddie and the Dreamers and, for the first time on Radio 2, comedian Keith O'Keefe.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Tom O'Connor
Unknown: Keith O'Keefe.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Waterloo Revisited Twenty Years of Abba

In 1974 four young Swedes walked onto the stage of the Brighton Dome and walked off with first place in the Eurovision Song
Contest. Few could have expected the influence that Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid were to have on popular music over the next decade.
Brian Hayes recalls the years when Abba ruled. Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Eurovision Song Contest

Ken Bruce presents coverage from
Dublin of the 39th
Eurovision Song Contest to choose the European popular song of the year. Frances Ruffelle has the fortunes of the UK entry in her hands with "Lonely Symphony". A full list of the songs is given in the television listing on p58. Producer Paul Walters


Unknown: Ken Bruce
Unknown: Frances Ruffelle
Producer: Paul Walters

: Paul Coia

Continuing on a Eurovision note, Paul plays the very best of Radio 2's easy listening favourites.

: Adrian Finighan

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


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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