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: Sujata Barot

with the Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Judi Spiers

with a spicy mix of music, interviews and features.
A Rewind production

: Hayes on Saturday

Topical debate, features and phone-ins.
Producer Flick Roskrow


Producer: Flick Roskrow

: For Better or for Worse

Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye star as Iris and Bernard in the series written by Vince Powell and Mike Craig.
With David Ross ,
Marlene Sidaway , Peter Wheeler and Julie Higginson.
A Mike Craig production
Repeated on Thursday at 7.00pm


Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Gorden Kaye
Written By: Vince Powell
Written By: Mike Craig.
Unknown: David Ross
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Julie Higginson.
Unknown: Mike Craig

: Martin Kelner on Saturday

Featuring classic tracks from the 60s to the present. With star interviews, CD and concert reviews, listeners' rock 'n' roll choice, music and news.

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
The latest country releases. A Smooth Operations production

: Mary Chapin Carpenter

The top-selling American country singer/songwriter performs her hits in a concert recorded at Her
Majesty's Theatre, London. Producer Graham Pass

: Jonathan King at 50

A tribute to the colourful career of the maverick pop kid whose trademarks include a baseball cap and bow-tie. Jonathan talks about his chequered career under various names in different areas, and features clips from friends, colleagues and adversaries. Producer Sonia Beldom


Producer: Sonia Beldom

: The Golden Days of Radio

Robin Boyle introduces a 1962 edition of the long-running lunchtime variety series Workers' Playtime, featuring Elsie and Doris Waters , Eve Boswell and Peter Goodwright. Rpt


Introduces: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Doris Waters
Unknown: Peter Goodwright.

: Kismet

Julia Migenes stars in the fourth of Radio 2's series of Broadway musicals, the 1953 classic score by Robert Wright and George Forrest, based on themes of Alexander Borodin.
Kismet was subtitled "a musical Arabian night" and that it very much is with its setting in ancient Baghdad and its plot of romance and intrigue.

With the Stephen Hill Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Alwyn


Composer: Robert Wright
Composer: George Forrest
Singers: The Stephen Hill Singers
Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Script Associate: David Kelsey
Producer: John Langridge
Hajj the Poet: Ethan Freeman
Lalume: Julia Migenes
Caliph: Stephen Hill
Marsinah: Katrina Murphy
Omar Khayyam: Frank Middlemass
Wazir: David Alder
Jawan: David Healey
Hassan Ben: Frank Jarvis
Chief Policeman: David Kelsey
Widow Yussef: Anny Tobin

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s
Repeated from Sunday

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30,3.30 Pause for Thought

: Sujata Barot

with the Sunday Show

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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