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: Don Maclean

Good Morning Sunday and welcomes his special - guest Archbishop Desmond Tutu , Archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel Peace
Prize winner.


Unknown: Desmond Tutu

: Michael Aspel

presents music old and new with a dash of comedy and a glance at some of the week's anniversaries.

: Hayes on Sunday

Topical debate, features and phone-ins on issues of the week.

: Vintage Years

Desmond Carrington with Radio 2 All-Time Greats
Your favourite tunes and performances on record.
2.00pm Benny Green
A weekly celebration of the art of the songwriter.
3.00 Alan Dell with Sounds Easy
4.00 A Royle Tour
Canon Roger Royle goes on a personal tour of Britain's cathedrals. This week he visits Canterbury, a centre for pilgrims for centuries, and the shrine of St
Thomas Becket.
4.30 Sing Something Simple with the Cliff Adams
Singers and the Jack Emblow Quartet.
5.00 Chartie Chester with Sunday Soapbox
WRITE TO: Charlie Chester , BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham B5 7QQ
6.30 Ronnie Hilton with Sounds of the 50s
Repeated next Sunday 12.05am


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Canon Roger Royle
Unknown: Thomas Becket.
Singers: Cliff Adams
Unknown: Chartie Chester
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Ronnie Hilton

: Richard Baker

with Melodies for You
Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robin Stapleton.


Conducted By: Robin Stapleton.

: Sunday Half Hour

In the first of four special programmes, Roger Royle presents favourite Advent hymns from Taunton School. Come thou long expected Jesus; 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel; Hills of the north rejoice; Lead kindly light; Lo! he comes with clouds descending;
Soldiers of Christ arise.


Unknown: Roger Royle

: Alan Keith

with Your Hundred Best

: Medicine and the Arts

Radio 2 Arts Programme Barry Took takes a look at doctors and their attitude to matters other than medicine - in music, literature and drama - and discusses this hitherto uncharted territory with studio guests.
With a little help from
Moliere, Bernard Shaw , Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle , Richard Gordon , Charles Dickens ,
Monica Dickens ,
John McCrae ,
Sir Thomas Beecham , Cole Porter ,
Instant Sunshine and Hank Wangford.
Producer Stella Hanson


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Richard Gordon
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Monica Dickens
Unknown: John McCrae
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Hank Wangford.
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Music to keep you company through the early hours.
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Andrew McLellan.


Unknown: Rev Andrew McLellan.

: Alex Lester

including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Andrew McLellan.


Unknown: Rev Andrew McLellan.

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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