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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 Paul Walker.


Unknown: Paul Walker.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather and more of the greatest hits of all time.

: 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

: It's Your Radio 2

Radio 2 once again invites listeners to put questions to the network's producers and management in a programme recorded at Fairfield, Croydon.
Ed Stewart is in the chair, and the panel features Frances Line , Controller
Radio 2, David Vercoe ,
Managing Editor Radio 2 and Stella Hanson ,
Production Group Leader from Live Music and Arts.


Unknown: Frances Line
Unknown: David Vercoe
Unknown: Stella Hanson

: 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 Helen Kucharek and Lynton Atkinson , with the Nigel Brooks Singers.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: Martin Loveday.
Unknown: Helen Kucharek
Unknown: Lynton Atkinson
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents highlights from the recent Brass in Concert
Championships held at
Spennymoor, Co Durham.


Unknown: Roy Newsome

: Tony Staveacre

with the Radio 2 Arts
Programme live from Bristol, featuring an original cabaret from the Bristol Old Vic.
In Bizarre Miles Kington and Simon Gilman have created an anthology of songs and stories about strange phenomena and experiences, prodigies and portents, as recorded in the Fortean Times.
Also, Leslie Crowther talks about a life of comedy, a close encounter with tragedy and his autobiography;
Sarah Brightman introduces a scene from Henry James 's thriller The Innocents, in which she is to star in the new season at the Haymarket Theatre,
Basingstoke; and Ron Goodwin talks about his orchestral experiences around the world.
A Tony Staveacre production


Unknown: Simon Gilman
Talks: Leslie Crowther
Introduces: Sarah Brightman
Unknown: Henry James
Talks: Ron Goodwin
Unknown: Tony Staveacre

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
A topical look at the jazz world.

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with John Young.


Unknown: John Young.

: Ruby Turner

relaxes with her own 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.

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