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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.


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.

: John Dunn

Including Answers Please.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general-knowledge Accumulator Quiz.

: Budget Special with Jimmy Young

and economics journalist Dominick Harrod.
All the latest Budget news, plus music, comment and analysis.


Unknown: Dominick Harrod.

: Steve Jones

With more music on the move.

: Hayes over Britain

Brian Hayes hosts a lively phone-in on an important question of the day.
Call on 0[number removed]at the cost of a local call from anywhere in the UK.
LINES OPEN from 6.00pm
Producers Anne Freeman and Jennifer Teague


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

: Michael Bentine: The Reluctant Jester Strikes Back

Michael Bentine with behind-the-scenes tales of his off-beat and remarkable life in show business, the RAF and civvy street. With extracts from some of his most memorable comic performances and eccentric characters.


Speaker: Michael Bentine

: The David Jacobs Story: 1: Impressionist? Actor? Announcer?

Fifty Golden Years of Broadcsting
A two-part celebration of the unique career of David Jacobs. David takes a humorous look back at the many memorable shows - including Journey into Space, Juke Box Jury and Any Questions - which have turned him into a national institution, and talks about the legends he's worked with along the way, from Frank Sinatra and the Beatles to Margaret Thatcher.
Introduced by actor and former Journey into Space star, MP Andrew Faulds.
A Standfast production
See This Week: page 16


Unknown: David Jacobs.
Unknown: Andrew Faulds.

: Up in Lights

Robert and Elizabeth was a musical version of the lives of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Moulton Barrett.
In the original production, the part of Robert was played by Keith Michell.
Here he recalls the success of the production in conversation with Adrian


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Elizabeth Moulton Barrett.
Played By: Keith Michell.

: The Jamesons

Derek and Ellen present late-night music and chat including at 10.45
What's That Noise? and at
11.45 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.

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