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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 Umar Hegedus.


Unknown: Umar Hegedus.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Frank Topping.

: 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 entertainment show, including at 2.30 the star guest interview and at 3.00 your record choice in Three after Three.

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

with Answers Please.

: Hayes over Britain

Brian Hayes investigates a top issue of the day. Voice your views on what's in the news by phoning 0[number removed], at the cost of a local call from anywhere in the UK.
LINES OPEN from 6.00pm
Producers Anne Freeman and Mark Hill


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Producers: Anne Freeman
Producers: Mark Hill

: 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 now returning home to London after his first trip to Paris. Mr Finchley promotes neighbourly feeling, renews an old acquaintance and seeks sanctuary.
Narrated by James Villiers.


Unknown: Victor Canning
Unknown: Eric Merriman.
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Edgar Finchley
Unknown: James Villiers.
Mrs Crantell: Anna Cropper
Robert Gillespie: James Cohen
Mr Barker: John Bird
Marie Peters: Serena Evans

: An Audience with Gwen Catley

Gwen Catley was one of the leading British coloratura sopranos of the 1940s and 50s, in fact she was billed as having the highest voice in the land, despite being less than five feet tall.
On the eve of her 85th birthday she talks to
Michael Bevis about her remarkable career, ranging from Messiah to Much
Binding in the Marsh. Producer Anthony Wills


Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Michael Bevis
Producer: Anthony Wills

: Back Numbers

The last of four programmes in which Dave Gelly delves into the archives of the popular music press to find out about the pop topics of the day before yesterday.
Tonight, music from Henry Hall , Paul Robeson and Elisabeth Welch - plus mood music, the Flat
Foot Floogie and radio's threat to the peaceful British Sunday.
An Encore Radio production


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Henry Hall
Unknown: Paul Robeson
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Foot Floogie

: 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
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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