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: Roger Royle

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

Paul Walker sees the events of Holy Week through the eyes of Pontius Pilate.


Unknown: Paul Walker
Unknown: Pontius Pilate.

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests.

: John Dunn

: Bert Weedon's Fifties Hour

Bert was one of the most sought-after session guitarists in the 50s. He recalls stories about the music and his colleagues from his early days as a band member before his solo career.
Producer Sonia Beldom


Producer: Sonia Beldom

: Gloria Hunniford

Another chance to listen to
Gloria's Doris Day Special, recorded last year. Rpt

: Ed Stewart

: Scored Stiff

Brought back to life by impressionist
Michael Roberts , Boris Karloff , Alfred Hitchcock , Groucho Marx and Bette Davis choose their favourite film music. Written, researched and performed by Michael Roberts Producer Barry Littlechild


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Michael Roberts
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Hoax!

In the first of seven programmes, Tim Brooke -Taylor chairs a panel game with Johnny Morris , Tim Rice and Adrian Walsh.
Producer Edward Taylor
Rrst broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Adrian Walsh.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Boyle introduces a feast of Good Friday music recorded in the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with star singers Mary Hegarty and Lynton Atkinson and the Ambrosian Singers directed by John McCarthy.
Producer Alan Boyd Rpt


Introduces: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Mary Hegarty
Singers: Lynton Atkinson
Directed By: John McCarthy.
Producer: Alan Boyd Rpt

: Richard Rodney Bennett

at the piano.
Producer Maura Clarke


Producer: Maura Clarke

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the David Urquhart Travel
Yorkshire Imperial Band conducted by Alan Exley. Plus another chance to hear the British Tuba
Quartet in session. Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Alan Exley.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Alan Titchmarsh

with the Radio 2 Arts
Live from Birmingham, a review of the Midlands arts scene with an emphasis on theatre. Stratford's spring season includes Gale
Edward's production of The Taming of the Shrew, Adrian Noble directing Romeo and Juliet for the first time and a new production of Ben Jonson 's The Devil Is an Ass. Roy Marsden and Jayne Ashbourne talk about Pygmalion at Birmingham Rep, and there is news of Jeremy Sams 's production of Alan Bennett 's play Enjoy at the Nottingham Playhouse. Producer David Corser


Unknown: Adrian Noble
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Roy Marsden
Unknown: Jayne Ashbourne
Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: David Corser

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Featuring American tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton in concert with the Brian
Lemon Trio.


Unknown: Scott Hamilton

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rabbi Y Y Rubenstein.

: Brenda Emmanus

A Ray Harvey production


Unknown: Ray Harvey

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.

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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.

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