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: Martin Kelner

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

: Pause for Thought

with Gerry Colvin.


Unknown: Gerry Colvin.

: WakeUptoWogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Angela Wood.


Unknown: Angela Wood.

: 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, food news and best buys.

: Fiona Armstrong

presents an afternoon of entertainment, including at
2.30 the star guest interview and at 3.00 Fifties
After Three.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general knowledge
Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear

A two-part series in which Nicholas Parsons celebrates the life of Edward Lear. With Colin Sell at the piano.
1: The Owl and the Pussycat
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Edward Lear.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: David Allan

launches Radio 2's Country Season with 90 minutes of country classics, competitions for Dolly
Parton's new autobiography, and a concert from one of country music's giants, Charley Pride. The only black artist to reach the top of the country music tree, Charley's unique career includes a phenomenal 67 hits, 30 of them chart toppers.

: Paul Jones

Tonight's show is devoted to a preview of the Easter Blues Festivals at Burnley and Gloucester and features tracks by festival headliners Larry McCray ,
Billy Boy Arnold , Jay Owens and Stan Webb. Paul is also joined for an acoustic session by two fellow members of the Blues Band who open the Burnley Festival next week.


Unknown: Larry McCray
Unknown: Billy Boy Arnold
Unknown: Jay Owens
Unknown: Stan Webb.

: The Gospel Train

The Gospel Train begins a new 12-stop journey in Barbados, with a glorious evening of gospel from
Bridgetown. The father of gospel, Joseph Niles , performs traditional songs, and a choir of the island's best singers praises God in unique calypso style. Producer Michael Wakelin


Unknown: Joseph Niles
Producer: Michael Wakelin

: 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.

: Steve Madden

with NIght Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Wendy Whitehead.


Unknown: Wendy Whitehead.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Wendy Whitehead.


Unknown: Wendy Whitehead.

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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