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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather and some more great hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits.

: Jimmy Young

Including at 12.30 news from Wimbledon.
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

: John Dunn

: My Music

Steve Race presents the musical panel game in which John Amis and Frank Muir
challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden.
(First broadcast on Radio 4)


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London.
The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Stanley Black, and led by Martin Loveday. The Friday Night singers are Mary Carewe and James Smillie , with the Stephen Hill
Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Mary Carewe
Unknown: James Smillie
Singers: Stephen Hill
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Fancy a Bit?

Barbara Windsor presents a series celebrating the saucy humour of the seaside postcard and the best of British comedians from the end of the pier.
1: One More Step BackwardsThis week Max Miller ,
Benny Hill and Les Dawson talk us through the delights of family life.
A Rewind production


Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Benny Hill

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents session guests the Royal Artillery Band, conducted by their director of music, Major Terry Davis , and a tribute to American wind band phenomenon
Frederick Fennell , who celebrates his 80th birthday tomorrow.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Music: Major Terry Davis
Unknown: Frederick Fennell

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

A Welsh edition presented by Mavis Nicholson marks the 25th anniversary of Prince Charles's investiture. The Arkansas novelist and poet
Maya Angelou visits the Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival to discuss racism and her own eventful life. And
Mavis explores the increasingly explicit world of romantic fiction. Producer Tim Green


Presented By: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Producer: Tim Green

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Sessions from the Colin Purbrook Quintet and the BBC Big Band.


Unknown: Colin Purbrook

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Jonathan Jennings.


Unknown: Rev Jonathan Jennings.

: Delroy Haynes

A Ray Harvey production


Unknown: Ray Harvey

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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