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: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits.

: Jimmy Young

: 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

: Martin Kelner

: Maestro

Richard Stilgoe presents an entertainingly off-beat music quiz that dips into pop and rock, jazz and classical. In the last of the series, team captains Rod Argent and Nichola McAuliffe are joined by Barrington Pheloung and Rebecca Front.


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe

: Friday Night Is Skating Music Night

from the Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with singer Anita Harris and 1980 Olympic
Champion Robin Cousins showing his vocal prowess. Robin Boyle introduces this special edition of the programme, marking the official opening of the World Figure Skating
Championships, being held in the UK for the first time since 1950. Larry Adler , whose recording of Summertime was used by Torvill and Dean in Copenhagen in 1982, is the special instrumental guest. At 8.20, during the interval, Alan Weeks discusses the history of this popular sport with Courtney Jones OBE and Robin Cousins.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singer: Anita Harris
Unknown: Robin Cousins
Introduces: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Courtney Jones
Unknown: Robin Cousins.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a selection of new releases from the world of brass bands.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: Tony Staveacre: Radio 2 Arts Programme

A visit to Bath's first literature festival, where the theme of "Storylines" is explored in readings and workshops. As well as eavesdropping on some of these events, the programme meets festival director Laurence Staig and talks to contributors including Redmond O'Hanlon, Bel Mooney and Billy Jenkins - jazz guitarist and composer of Entertainment USA. In the Pump Room, Andrew Davies, Wally K Daly and Mike Hodges discuss the challenges of writing for radio, TV and film. Also in this West Country edition music from a new Bristol orchestra, the Brunel Ensemble, with solo saxophonist Ben Waghorn. A Tony Staveacre production


Director: Laurence Staig
Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Billy Jenkins
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Wally K Daly
Unknown: Mike Hodges
Unknown: Ben Waghorn.
Unknown: Tony Staveacre

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes. With studio sessions from the Chris Walker Quintet and the BBC Big Band.

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Barry Overend.


Unknown: Barry Overend.

: Brenda Emmanus

First in a series of eight programmes.
A Ray Harvey production


Unknown: Ray Harvey

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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