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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

John Austen celebrates
Harvest Festival.


Unknown: John Austen

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell.


Unknown: Dr Jeff Cuttell.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits.

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

The showbusiness show featuring leading names from the entertainment world.

: Ed Stewart

: Paul Heiney

stands in for John Dunn with an evening of Answers Please.


Unknown: John Dunn

: England, Their England

Leslie Phillips narrates the last episode of A G MacDonell's classic comedy, adapted by Bob Sinfield.
Donald tries to complete his quest to describe what makes England such a genteel land - then finds himself in the thick of a rampaging fox hunt and trampled underfoot at a panic-strewn society ball.
Director Neil Cargill
A Splice of Life production


Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Adapted By: Bob Sinfield.
Director: Neil Cargill
Donald Cameron: Sam Graham
Mr Fielding: Peter Kelly
Mrs Fielding: Denise Coffey
Esmeralda: Kate Odey
Mr Still away: Christopher Benjamin
Major General: Robin Bailey

: Hayes over Britain

When Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Domestic violence happens to women of all ages and races, from all walks of life and from every social class. In the last year, as many as one in ten women were victims of domestic violence. On average a woman will have been attacked 35 times before she reports domestic violence to anyone. So why do women put up with it? Should the law be tougher and should there be more help available?
Phone [number removed].
Producers Anne Freeman and Jennifer Teague
LINES OPEN from 6.00pm


Producers: Anne Freeman
Producers: Jennifer Teague

: The Perfect Fiddle

Antonio Stradivari was born
350 years ago near
Cremona in northern Italy. During his working life he produced over 1,000 musical instruments, of which 600 have survived.
Tasmin Little presents a history of the Stradivarius violin and, with the help of musicians, scientists and historians, discovers what it takes to create the perfect fiddle.
Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: Antonio Stradivari
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Calypso Chronicles

Don't Stop the Carnival In the last programme of the series, Cy Grant looks at the close link between calypso and carnival, not only in Trinidad but also in places like London's
Notting Hill. He also looks at the latest calypso trends. A Robin Quinn production


Unknown: Cy Grant
Unknown: Robin Quinn

: The Jamesons

: Charles Nove

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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