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: Martin Kelner

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

: Pause for Thought

with Robin Valk.


Unknown: Robin Valk.

: Pause for Thought

with Rt Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

brings you the leading names from the world of entertainment. Including at
2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general-knowledge Accumulator Quiz.

: John Dunn

Including Answers Please and the Mystery Voice competition.

: Celebrity Gossip

Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game of gossip, quotes and lateral links, as this week's celebrity guests try to discover the facts or gossip linking well-known people, places and events. With
John Junkin , Bill Tidy, Duggie Brown and Don Maclean.
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Duggie Brown
Unknown: Don MacLean.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Hayes over Britain

Brian Hayes hosts a lively discussion 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

: Music for Youth: The National Festival

Bob Holness presents highlights from the National Festival of Music for Youth, a week-long celebration of young people making music together. This year's festival features over 7,000 young musicians performing all types of music, from choral groups to clog dancers and from symphony orchestras to salsa.

: Mr Finchley Takes the Road

by Victor Canning and starring Richard Griffiths as Edgar Finchley.
There's another chance to follow Mr Finchley after his adventures in Paris. He is touring 1930s rural Kent in search of a new family home. But he seems to have attracted the attention of the sinister
Mr Turk.
Narrated by James Villiers
Adapted by Andy Merriman and Eric Merriman
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Victor Canning
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Edgar Finchley.
Unknown: James Villiers
Adapted By: Andy Merriman
Adapted By: Eric Merriman
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Turk: Peter Vaughan
Mrs Finchley: Dinah Sheridan
Mr Rivers: Ron Pember
Mr Sprake: James Grout
Mr Harricot: Alan Thompson

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen present a late-night mixture of music and chat. including at
10.45 What's That Noise?

: 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.

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