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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 Sarah Boston , author of Will, My Son and Too
Deep for Tears, celebrating what should have been
Will's 18th birthday.


Unknown: Sarah Boston

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather and the greatest hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell.


Unknown: Dr Jeff Cuttell.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Martyn Lewis

Talking to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

The show business show featuring leading names from the world of entertainment. And at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: Paul Heiney

with an evening of Answers Please.

: Hayes over Britain

At a new time and with a new number to call,
Brian Hayes hosts a lively phone-in on an important issue.
Voice your views at the cost of a local call from wherever you phone in the UK. Phone 0[number removed].
Producers Anne Freeman and Jennifer Teague
LINES OPEN from 6.00pm


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

: Michael Bentine: The Reluctant Jester Strikes Back

Michael Bentine returns with behind-the-scenes tales of his offbeat and extraordinary life in show business, the RAF and civvy street; putting wrongs to right and right to wrongs. With extracts from some of his most memorable comic performances and eccentric characters.
Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: These Foolish Things: the Eric Maschwitz Story

Michael Bevis tells the story of a pioneer of popular radio and TV who also wrote the lyrics for such classics as "These
Foolish Things" and "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square", and who died 25 years ago this week. With comments from Judy Campbell , Frank Muir ,
Bill Cotton and David Croft. The songs are sung by Nat King Cole , Bing Crosby , Jack Buchanan , Nelson Eddy ,
Elisabeth Welch , Vera Lynn , Anne Shelton and Hutch.
Producer Anthony Wills


Unknown: Michael Bevis
Unknown: Judy Campbell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Unknown: David Croft.
Sung By: Nat King Cole
Sung By: Bing Crosby
Sung By: Jack Buchanan
Sung By: Nelson Eddy
Sung By: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Producer: Anthony Wills

: Explorer 2

Join the crew of the research station Explorer for your chance to boldly ask the science questions that no one has asked before.

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen present a 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.

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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