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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 John Austen.


Unknown: John Austen.

: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: 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

presents her afternoon mixture of words and music, 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

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: The Comediennes

New series
The first of a seven-part series featuring the ladies who make us laugh. A montage of archive material restored to delight.
1: Irene Handl , who didn't start working in show-business until she was almost 40, recalls working with Peter Sellers ,
Arthur Askey , Billy Wilder and many of the other great names in entertainment.
Producer Barry Littlechild


Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: David Allan

with the best in country music, including a second instalment from Hal
Ketchum's concert recorded at the Victoria
Rooms in Bristol.

: Paul Jones

with a mixture of vintage rhythm and blues, the best of the new releases and the second instalment of a session featuring legendary Texas bluesman,
Gatemouth Brown.


Unknown: Gatemouth Brown.

: From Taunton toTennessee and Back

A series in which Ashley Hutchings , the doyen of English folk, examines the cross-fertilisation of British and American music. This week, a look at the birth of the stars and the start of the age of media influence. Ashley also explores the emergence of skiffle in Britain at the same time as the great folk revival of the 50s and early 60s.


Unknown: Ashley Hutchings

: The Jamesons

Late-night listening with social topics, stars and human interest stories as related by the media and the public at large.
Including at 10.45 What's
That Noise? and at 11.45 a review of tomorrow's papers. Plus the classical feature.

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Music to keep you company through the early hours.
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Margaret Cundiff.


Unknown: Rev Margaret Cundiff.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Margaret Cundiff.


Unknown: Rev Margaret Cundiff.

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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