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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

with Marjorie Newman.


Unknown: Marjorie Newman.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rt Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

with another look into the world of entertainment.
Including at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

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

: 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 celebrity guests try to discover the facts or gossip connecting well-known people, places and events. With Barry Cryer , Willie Rushton ,
Kate Copstick and Tony Slattery.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Kate Copstick
Unknown: Tony Slattery.

: 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

: Hail Caesar

Irving Caesar is one of America's all time great songwriters. His list of standard songs is staggering, including Tea for Two, Sometimes I'm Happy, Crazy Rythmn , Suxmniejust a Gigolo....
Jack Tinker tells
Irving Caesar 's life story with help from Caesar himself, both talking and singing. Producer Angela Hind A Pier Production


Unknown: Irving Caesar
Unknown: Crazy Rythmn
Unknown: Jack Tinker
Unknown: Irving Caesar
Producer: Angela Hind

: Mr Finchley Takes the Road

by Victor Canning.
Richard Griffiths stars as Mr Finchley, touring rural Kent in the 1930s in a horse-drawn caravan.
3: Mr Finchley brings home the bacon....
Narrated by James Villiers.
Adapted by Andy and Eric Merriman Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Victor Canning.
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: James Villiers.
Unknown: Eric Merriman
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Col Grealorex: Ronald Fraser
Marshall: Joe Melia
Garge: Chris Emmett
Ernie: Jon Glover
Young woman: Susie Brann

: The Jamesons

: 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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