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: Roger Royle

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Simon Parke.


Unknown: Rev Simon Parke.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

with highlights of 1994, including his interview with John Major.


Unknown: John Major.

: Lesley Garrett

The British-born opera star introduces a personal selection of favourite music.
Producer Anthony Cherry


Producer: Anthony Cherry

: Fiona Armstrong

: Ed Stewart

with the Junior Accumulator

: John Dunn in Japan

John Dunn reflects on his recent visit to Japan, from where he broadcast two programmes. The first came from Kyoto, the old imperial city which was celebrating its 1,200th anniversary, and the second looked at how
Tokyo's inhabitants cope with living in one of the world's busiest cities and how they are influenced by western culture.
Producer Colin Martin


Unknown: John Dunn
Producer: Colin Martin

: I Am Your Actual Quality

A Radio Life of Kenneth Williams
For three decades
Kenneth Williams was at the top of his profession - comedian, actor, cabaret host, master of funny voices and outrageous characters.
With the help of some of his memorable and less well-known recordings,
Russell Davies explores the enigma of one of Britain's best-loved comic stars.
With contributions from many of those who knew and worked with him.
First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Russell Davies

: Ken Bruce's Best of National Music Day

Ken recalls the big day back in June this year when he toured the country by helicopter as the nation made music.
Producer Graham Pass

: Cocktails for Two

Campbell Burnap explores the link between music and drink.
Producer Roy Oakshott


Producer: Roy Oakshott

: Christmas Chokers

Martin Kelner , Radio 2's self-appointed purveyor of taste and quality, wallows in some truly awful
Christmas music, discs that should never have been recorded, let alone publicly released. If you have overindulged, now is the time to punish yourself!
Producer Phil Hughes


Unknown: Martin Kelner
Producer: Phil Hughes

: London Calling

2: It Pays to Advertise Colonel Beecham and Admiral Carpenter are concerned that all their hard work producing the BBC's wireless output is beginning to affect their golf swing. Meanwhile, hard-up Uncle Rex is made an offer he really ought to refuse. For cast see Thursday

: On Stage-Michael Ball

Another chance to hear
Michael Ball in concert at the Hammersmith Apollo, London.


Unknown: Michael Ball

: Patrick Lunt

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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