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

: 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

Talking to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

with a 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 connecting well-known peopje, 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

: Bert Lahr - King of the Forest

The late Bert Lahr , the immortal Cowardly Lion in The Wizard ofOz. was the king of an extinct species - the burlesque comic.
To celebrate the 100th year of this incomparable funnyman, Dick Vosburgh looks back over his career.
Lahr's artist daughter Jane and his son, The New Yorker theatre critic John Lahr , offer invaluable insight, revealing the mind and heart of this great comedian. Producer Jonathan James Moore


Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: John Lahr
Producer: Jonathan James Moore

: Mr Finchley Takes the Road

by Victor Canning and starring Richard Griffiths as Edgar Finchley.
4: All at sea, Mr Finchley discovers the dignity of labour and visits an old haunt.
Narrated by James Villiers. Adapted by Andy and Eric Merriman Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Victor Canning
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Edgar Finchley.
Unknown: James Villiers.
Unknown: Eric Merriman
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Mr Blain: John Bird
Captain: Clive Swift
Mrs Maberley: Auriol Smith
Duffy: Richard Ridings
Mr Grevvey: Albert Welling

: The Jamesons

Including at 10.45 What's That Noise? and at 11.45 a review of tomorrow's papers.

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping.

: Alex Lester

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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