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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 Michael Lawson.


Unknown: Michael Lawson.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather and the greatest hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunniford

prepares for the weekend with music from 40 years of No 1 hits and at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with the final of the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: Scoop!

A six-part series in which Derek Jameson tells the stories of the great composers through the eyes of a newspaper editor of today - love, lies, scandals and shambles.
2: Handel


Unknown: Derek Jameson

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders
Green. London.
Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday.
Friday Night's Star Singers are Fiona Dobie and William Dazeley
, with Serenata
Voices directed by David Beavan. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Fiona Dobie
Unknown: William Dazeley
Directed By: David Beavan.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Variety Lives

The last programme in the series stars 84-year-old George Williams, Britain's oldest working stand-up comedian.
Well-known in the 40s and 50s by his catchphrase "I'm not well", he was a regular artist on BBC Radio's Workers' Playtime and Variety Bandbox. His career now spans an amazing 80 years and he is still going strong. A 50:50 production


Unknown: George Williams

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents a selection of new releases from the world of brass, including the latest from the Grimethorpe, BNFL and CWS Glasgow Bands.


Unknown: Roy Newsome

: Iain Anderson

Radio 2 Arts Programme Tonight's edition from Edinburgh features the music of the Saltire String Quartet, reflects on the success of the City of Glasgow Philharmonic and assesses the impact of the McVitie Prize.
Plus Scottish poetry and City of Architecture and Design 1999.


Producer: Anita Farrell

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes.
In concert, the master of a good time, Spike Robinson and his quartet, recorded at the Stables, Wavendon.


Unknown: Spike Robinson

: 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.

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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