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: Martin Kelner

with the Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the papers.

: Pause for Thought

with Robin Valk from
Solihull in Birmingham.


Unknown: Robin Valk

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Paul Coia

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

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

Including at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including Answers Please and the Mystery Voice competition.

: Mr Finchley Goes to Paris

by Victor Canning.
Richard Griffiths stars as Edgar Finchley , the shy solicitor's clerk who has now returned to London from his first trip to 1930s Paris. Narrated by James Villiers. In the last episode, Mr
Finchley upstages a ham and demands a decision, while Robert goes home.
Adapted by Andy and Eric Merriman


Unknown: Victor Canning.
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Edgar Finchley
Unknown: James Villiers.
Unknown: Eric Merriman
Mrs Crantell: Anna Cropper
Mr Hammerton: Nicky Henson
Robert Gilkspie: James Cohen
Esmond Lockwood: Edward de Souza
Mr Sprake: James Grout
Perkins: Richard Ridings
Lanky Harris: Alex Arkell

: Hayes over Britain

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


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

: The Flirty 50s

Dame Thora Hird explores the subject of romance in the 1950s through the memories of those who were dating and dancing at that time. From samba and skiffle to jazz and rock 'n' roll, the music weaves a story: "War is over, we've money to spend, no more dried egg, let's celebrate ... let's fall in love!"
A Soundbite production


Unknown: Dame Thora Hird

: I've Heard That Song Before

John Walters digs into the archives for the tunes that were hits twice over - and unearths some surprises.


Unknown: John Walters

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen present another 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.

: Patrick Lunt

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping.

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
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.

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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