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: Don Maclean

says Good Morning Sunday and welcomes special guest Dr Elisabeth Maxwell , widow of Robert Maxwell.
Including at 7.40 the Rt Rev Pat Kelly.


Unknown: Dr Elisabeth Maxwell
Unknown: Robert Maxwell.
Unknown: Pat Kelly.

: Michael Aspel

Michael 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 Desmond Carrington

with Radio 2 All-Time Greats
Your favourite tunes and performances on record.

: Benny Green

A weekly celebration of the art of the songwriter.

: David Jacobs

with Sounds Easy

: Love's Old Sweet Song

The first of two programmes in which Janet Howed introduces a selection of magical parlour songs of yesteryear.
She is joined by singer John Cunningham and pianist Martin Pacey.
Producer John Langridge


Introduces: Janet Howed
Singer: John Cunningham
Pianist: Martin Pacey.
Producer: John Langridge

: Sing Something Simple

with the Cliff Adams
Singers, accompanied by Jack Emblow.


Singers: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow.

: Charlie Chester

with Sunday Soapbox
During the programme, call [number removed].
WRITE TO: Charlie Chester , BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham B5 7QQ


Unknown: Charlie Chester

: Ronnie Hilton

with Sounds of the 50s

: 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 Oakshaw Trinity Parish Church, Paisley.
Tonight's hymns include Sing to God; 0 wondrous type, 0 vision fair; Thine arm, 0 Lord; Ye holy angels bright.
Musical director David Murray.


Unknown: Roger Royle
Director: David Murray.

: Alan Keith

with Your Hundred Best

: Mother.... Mommy.... Mama ... Ma Grandma

Radio 2 Arts Programme Gyles Brandreth takes a lighthearted look at the varying roles played by those honoured on this
Mothering Sunday.
The programme features films such as Mrs Doubtfire and Mommie Dearest, archive clips, and of course music - who could ever forget that plaintive plea to motherhood from
Danny Kaye , "Mommie, give me a glass of water" - or more affectionately, Mother Machree.
Producer Maura Clarke


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Mother MacHree.
Producer: Maura Clarke

: Colin Berry

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with the Rev lain Telfer.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with the Rev lain Telfer.

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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