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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 Sue Elkins.


Unknown: Sue Elkins.

: WakeUptoWogan

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

: 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

prepares for the weekend with music from 40 years of No 1 hits and at 2.30 the star guest interview.

: Ed Stewart

with the final of the general-knowledge Accumulator Quiz, and regular travel updates.

: Martin Kelner

sitting in for John Dunn this week and next.


Unknown: John Dunn

: Maestro

Richard Stilgoe presents the off-beat musical quiz that takes a tuneful meander through everything from pop to rock, jazz to classical.
Regular team captains Rod Argent and Nichola McAuliffe are joined this week by composer
Barrington Pheloung and Rebecca Front.


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe
Unknown: Barrington Pheloung

: Friday Night Is Music Night

from the White
Rock Theatre in Hastings.
Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with star singers
Maryetta Midgley , Joan Savage and Michael Dore with clarinettist Michael Pearce.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. At 8.20 Interval
John Marsh introduces the Classic Buskers with a selection of nautical and seafaring tunes. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Maryetta Midgley
Singers: Joan Savage
Singers: Michael Dore
Clarinettist: Michael Pearce.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Introduces: John Marsh
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the Marple Band, conducted by Gary Cutt.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Gary Cutt.

: Austin Mitchell

with the Radio 2 Arts
Austin Mitchell visits South
Shields for a north-eastern edition of the show.
From the stage of the town's new Customs House
Arts Centre, he examines a literary tradition that stretches from the Venerable Bede to
Catherine Cookson.
He also finds out how
Bloodaxe Books emerged from a garage in Gateshead to become Britain's premier poetry publishers.
Producer Geoff Sargieson


Unknown: Catherine Cookson.
Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Featuring Canadian saxophonist Art Ellefson with his quartet, recorded at Ronnie Scott's Club in London.


Unknown: Art Ellefson

: Adrian Finighan

with Night Ride
Music to take you into the early hours.
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Barry Overend.


Unknown: Barry Overend.

: John Taylor

A TH production

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.

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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.

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