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: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

Paul Walker sees the events of Holy Week through the eyes of the high priest, Caiaphas.


Unknown: Paul Walker

: WakeUptoWogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Captain Charles King.


Unknown: Captain Charles King.

: 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.

: Gloria Hunniford

presents her afternoon entertainment show, including at 2.30 the star guest interview and at 3.00 your record choice in Three after Three.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general knowledge
Accumulator Quiz - which includes a bonus question on country music - and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear

Nicholas Parsons celebrates the life and work of Edward Lear , the great nonsense poet. In the second of two programmes he talks about the unusual and difficult life of this amazing man and illustrates it throughout with a delivery of many of Lear's brilliant nonsense poems. The fantastical world of Lear's nonsense verse was constructed to bring entertainment to children, but also as a means of Lear surviving a very stressful life. With Colin Sell at the piano. 2: The Dong with the Luminous Nose.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


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

: David Allan

with the best in country music.

: Paul Jones

The Helen Watson Band visit the studio with an appetiser for their appearance at the Gloucester Blues Festival this Saturday.
Plus vintage rhythm and blues and the best of the new releases.

: The Gospel Train

The 12-stop journey aboard the Gospel Train continues in Barbados with a cappella quartet Emmanuel Four and top-rated band Promise, as well as the specially assembled choir.
Producer Michael Wakelin


Unknown: Emmanuel Four
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. Plus the classical feature.

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

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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