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: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

with Kanwaljit Singh.


Unknown: Kanwaljit Singh.

: Terry Wogan

: Pause for Thought

with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

At 7.00 the marathon phone-in comes to an end, and John announces the grand total raised for the appeal by Radio 2 as he hands over to Terry Wogan on BBC1.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Scoop!

In this six-part series Derek Jameson tells the stories of the great composers through the eyes of a newspaper editor of today. Love, lies, scandals and shambles.
1: Tchaikovsky
Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: Derek Jameson
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London.
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Friday Night's Star Singers are Susan Bullock and Kenneth Collins , with the Serenata Voices directed by David Beavan. Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Susan Bullock
Unknown: Kenneth Collins
Directed By: David Beavan.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Variety Lives

Featuring xylophonist Syd Wright. One of Syd's earliest stage appearances was as Sammy Fincklefeffer in Issy Bonn's legendary Fincklefeffer family.
It is as a xylophonist, though, that he is best known, and as he says himself, "I am very proud to say I've been in the business over 50 years and I'm still not old enough to draw my old-age pension." A 50:50 production


Unknown: Syd Wright.
Unknown: Sammy Fincklefeffer

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the Britannia Building Society
Band, conducted by Howard Snell , and a session from the British Tuba Quartet.


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Howard Snell

: Stewart White

presents the Radio 2 Arts Programme
A special Thanksgiving edition from the American airbase at Alconbury in Cambridgeshire. The US Air Force has been in East
Anglia since 1942 but now only a handful of bases remain. The cultural inheritance of this 50-year "occupation" is the theme of tonight's programme. Music comes from RAF
Alconbury's own Gospel Choir, and the nine-piece jazz group Red, Hot and Blue and local country singer Pete Sayer.
A Boom Media production


Singer: Pete Sayer.

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Including Jerry Senfluk and His Capital Swing, plus the BBC Big Band.


Unknown: Jerry Senfluk

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30,3.30 Pause for Thought with Alan Sykes.


Unknown: Alan Sykes.

: Ruby Turner

with her choice of music.
A Unique Broadcasting production

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.

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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.

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