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: Martin Kelner

with the Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

with Umar Hegedus.


Unknown: Umar Hegedus.

: Sarah Kennedy

with news, travel, weather and the greatest hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Simon Parke.


Unknown: Rev Simon Parke.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Debbie Greenwood

stands in for Gloria
Hunniford today with the afternoon entertainment show, including at 2.30 the star guest interview and at
3.00 your record choice in Three after Three.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general-knowledge
Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

with Answers Please.

: Hayes over Britain

Voice your views on what's in the news by phoning 0[number removed].
Producer Anne Freeman
LINES OPEN from 6.00pm at the cost of a local call


Producer: Anne Freeman

: Mr Finchley Goes to Paris

by Victor Canning , adapted by Andy and Eric Merriman. Richard Griffiths stars as Edgar Finchley , the shy solicitor's clerk who has travelled to 1930s Paris for the first time. In the second episode, he gains a guide, bumps into a friend and makes a move.
Narrated by James Villiers.


Unknown: Victor Canning
Unknown: Eric Merriman.
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Edgar Finchley
Unknown: James Villiers.
Lawrence Hume: Piers Gibbon
Marie Peters: Serena Evans
Robert Gillespie: James Cohen
Madame Mignard: Jacqueline Tong
Waiter: Keith Anderson

: Spotlight on ... Jack Buchanan (1890-1957)

Michael Alexander examines the career of a sophisticated British star of musical comedy and revue who captured the hearts of Broadway and West End audiences from the 1920s to the 50s.
Producer Anthony Wills


Unknown: Michael Alexander
Producer: Anthony Wills

: Back Numbers

The first of four programmes in which Dave Gelly delves into the archives of the popular music press to find out what was being said at the time about future legends and long-forgotten crazes, the hot topics in the letters columns, the unbelievable prices in the adverts - all tied together with evocative music. Tonight, the music includes Danny Kaye , Gene Krupa and Frank Sinatra - and the strange tale of the hypnotised drummer.
An Encore Radio production


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Gene Krupa
Unknown: Frank Sinatra

: The Jamesons

Late-night listening with social topics, stars and human interest stories as related by the media and the public at large.

: Steve Madden with Night Ride

Music to keep you company through the early hours
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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