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: Martin Kelner

stands in for Sarah Kennedy this week


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

with Cardinal Basil Hume.
A Unique Broadcasting production

: Sarah Kennedy

stands in for Terry Wogan all this week.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Pause for Thought

with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Gloria Hunnrford from Graceland

Yesterday would have been Elvis Presley 's 60th birthday. To celebrate this special occasion Gloria has been granted access to Graceland, his Memphis home, and with friends, family and fans she pays tribute to the king of rock 'n' roll.


Unknown: Elvis Presley

: Ed Stewart

with the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

: Hubert Gregg

says Thanks for the Memory

: Bob Holness

with Dance Band Days and at 8.00 Big Band Era

: Big Band Special

Georgie Fame is the guest in the first of two programmes recorded at the North Wales Theatre, Llandudno, with the BBC Big Band. conducted by Barry Forgie. Introduced by Sheila Tracy.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie.
Introduced By: Sheila Tracy.

: Humphrey Lyttelton

with The Best of Jazz on record.

: Distant Voices

Jeremy Nicholas continues on his journey through the sound archives, unearthing ancient recordings of famous figures of the past. 2: Heroes and Heroines.
The distant voices of sportsmen, aviators and explorers include such great names as Sir Jack Hobbs , Amelia Earhart and Sir Henry Stanley.
Producer Tim McDonald


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Sir Jack Hobbs
Unknown: Amelia Earhart
Unknown: Sir Henry Stanley.
Producer: Tim McDonald

: The Jamesons

Late-night listening with social topics, stars and human interest stories.
Including at 10.45 What's
That Noise? and at 11.45 a review of the papers.

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes. Your Top Ten British jazz favourites.

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Dave Cave.


Unknown: Rev Dave Cave.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Dave Cave.


Unknown: Rev Dave Cave.

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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