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: Martin Kelner

sits in for Sarah Kennedy all week with the Early Show News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

with Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with the Rev Ann Easter.


Unknown: Ann Easter.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests, Including at
10.00 Pick of the Hits.

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news. Including today, your medical questions answered.

: Fiona Armstrong

sits in for Gloria Hunniford all week and presents the afternoon entertainment show, including at 2.30 the star guest interview and at
3.00 Fifties After Three.


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

Michael Barrymore is the guest on today's show.


Unknown: Michael Barrymore

: Hubert Gregg

says Thanks for the Memory and adds a few personal reminiscences.

: Alan Dell

with Dance Band Days and at 8.00 Big Band Era.

: Big Band Special

Sheila Tracy presents the BBC Big Band directed by Barry Forgie.


Unknown: Sheila Tracy
Directed By: Barry Forgie.

: Humphrey Lyttefton

with The Best of Jazz on record.

: Up in Lights

The series in which a star recalls a role in a musical which won them great success. In the second programme,
Adrian Edwards talks to Elizabeth
Seal about her portrayal of Irma the kind-hearted
Parisian prostitute in Irma La Douce, which opened in London on July 17th 1958, and was described by critic Kenneth Tynan as 'A Bold Blue Evening'. Rpt


Talks: Adrian Edwards
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan

: 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.

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
A special programme recorded at The 100 Club in London's Oxford Street, with Humphrey Lyttelton and his now legendary eight-piece band, recalling the band's pivotal arrangements in the late 1950s.


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rabbi Harvey Belovski.


Unknown: Harvey Belovski.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rabbi Harvey Belovski.


Unknown: Harvey Belovski.

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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