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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 Easter Week through the eyes of the guard at the tomb.


Unknown: Paul Walker

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Martyn Lewis

sitting in for Jimmy Young this week, talking to the people that make the news.


Unknown: Jimmy Young

: Gloria Hunniford

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

: Ed Stewart

with the Junior Accumulator

: John Dunn

with Answers Please.

: Hayes over Britain

with Ed Doolan. Voice your views on what's in the news by phoning [number removed] at the cost of a local call from anywhere in the UK.
LINES OPEN from 6.00pm
Producers Anne Freeman and Mark Hill


Unknown: Ed Doolan.
Producers: Anne Freeman
Producers: Mark Hill

: The Queen of Romance

A six-part comedy series. 4:Blind Cupid. Angela's pulse races when she is interviewed for Chit-Chat magazine by journalist Alan F McKenzie.
Written by Stephen Sheridan Rpt


Unknown: Alan F McKenzie.
Written By: Stephen Sheridan Rpt
Angela Temple: Lesley Joseph
Conrad Bone: Matthew Byam Shaw
Mrs Partridge: Pat Coombs
Mr Larch: Ronnie Herdman
Alan: Robert Harley
Trancredi: Barry J Gordon
Thug: Dominic Letts

: Mrs Elrick's Wee Boy George

Iain Anderson presents the story of George Elrick who, after moving from Aberdeen to London with his drum kit, became a band leader, vocalist with Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra, presenter of Housewife's Choice, manager of Mantovani and Lena Martell, panellist on New Faces and King Water Rat. At 91, he reflects on his life in showbusiness with the help of Dame Vera Lynn, Max Bygraves, Ivor Mairants, Sir John Junor, Sylvia Peters and the Beverley Sisters. A Demus production


Presenter: Iain Anderson
Subject: George Elrick
Interviewee: Dame Vera Lynn
Interviewee: Max Bygraves
Interviewee: Ivor Mairants
Interviewee: Sir John Junor
Interviewee: Sylvia Peters
Interviewees: The Beverley Sisters

: Coasting with Noakes

The second of six programmes in which John Noakes explores the British love affair with the sea.
This week he visits Belfast to talk to shipbuilders past and present. The music draws on the unique and still vibrant tradition of seafaring in Ireland. A Rewind production


Unknown: John Noakes

: The Jamesons

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with the Rev Frank Topping.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with the Rev Frank Topping.

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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