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: Don Maclean

says Good Morning Sunday and welcomes his special guest, Irish singer, Rose-Marie. Including at 7.40 the Rev Howard Booth.

: Michael Aspel

presents music old and new with a dash of comedy and a glance at some of the week's anniversaries.

: Hayes on Sunday

Topical debate, features and phone-ins on issues of the week.

: Vintage Years

12.00 Desmond Carrington with Radio 2 All-Time Greats
Your favourite tunes and performances on record.
2.00pm Benny Green
A weekly celebration of the art of the songwriter.
3.00 David Jacobs with Sounds Easy
4.00 Legends of Light Music Denis Norden introduces the fifth of six programmes featuring orchestral favourites from the past on record and another ITMA special arrangement in the studio. With the BBC Concert
Orchestra conducted by Robin Stapleton.
Musical adviser David Ades
4.30 Sing Something Simple with the Cliff Adams
Singers, accompanied by Jack Emblow.
5.00 Charlie Chester with Sunday Soapbox
During the programme, call [number removed].
WRITE TO: Charlie Chester , BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham B5 7QQ
6.30 Ronnie Hilton with Sounds of the 50s
Repeated next Sunday at


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Benny Green
Songwriter: David Jacobs
Introduces: Denis Norden
Conducted By: Robin Stapleton.
Unknown: David Ades
Singers: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow.
Accompanied By: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Ronnie Hilton

: Richard Baker

Melodies for You
Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by James Lockhart.


Conducted By: James Lockhart.

: Sunday Half Hour

Roger Royle presents favourite hymns from Kelso Old Sprouston Parish Church, Scotland. Tonight's hymns include How lovely is Thy dwelling place; Praise God from whom all blessings flow; 0 God of Bethal; We plough the fields and scatter. Musical director the Rev Marion Dodd
. Organist Ian Cochrane.


Unknown: Roger Royle
Organist: Marion Dodd
Organist: Ian Cochrane.

: Alan Keith

with Your Hundred Best

: Cult Culture

with the Radio 2 Arts
Prompted by the news that some 60s and 70s TV series are to be remade for the big screen, media critic Peter Fiddick takes a look at the phenomenon of cult TV. What makes a cult TV programme? Can programme planners spot one in advance? What qualities do The Avengers, Magic Roundabout and Quantum Leap have in common? These and other questions will be posed. Producer Ruth Cubbin


Unknown: Peter Fiddick
Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Margaret Maund.


Unknown: Margaret Maund.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Margaret Maund.


Unknown: Margaret Maund.

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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