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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 Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather and another selection of the greatest hits.

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: 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

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

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: The Comediennes

The third of a seven-part series featuring the women who make us laugh, using archive material, interviews, and film and stage extracts. Beryl Reid
From Marlene to Sister
George ... the grand lady of the media tells of her life and memories. She talks about her early days with Henry Hall and Archie Andrews , and her movie career that includes hits such as Tom Jones , The
Killing of Sister George and Entertaining Mr Sloane. Producer Barry Littlechild


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Henry Hall
Unknown: Archie Andrews
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Mr Sloane.
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: David Allan

With the best in country music, including a concert by Kathy Mattea , voted female vocalist of the year at the CMA Awards in 1989 and 1990.


Unknown: Kathy Mattea

: Paul Jones

with a mixture of vintage rhythm and blues, the best of the new releases and a session from the London-based Bop Brothers Blues Band.

: From Taunton to Tennessee and Back

A series in which
Ashley Hutchings , doyen of English folk music, examines the influence and cross-fertilisation of British and American music.
This week: Fiddle and Banjo - Hutchings explores the development of the instrumental tradition, and looks at folk dancing, where English dances became American country.


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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