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: Don Maclean

says Good Morning Sunday live from Spring Harvest, Minehead. He is joined by guests Graham Kendrick and Band, Garth Hewitt and Fiona Wight , Radio 2's Choir Girl of the Year.


Unknown: Graham Kendrick
Unknown: Garth Hewitt
Unknown: Fiona Wight

: Bob Holness

presents music old and new reflecting every corner of the Radio 2 catalogue. There's also a classic comedy track and a glance at the week's musical anniversaries.

: Hayes on Sunday

Today's programme sees the launch of Radio 2's
Action for Age campaign.

: Vintage Years

12.00 Desmond Canington with Radio 2 All-Time Gfeats
2.00pm Benny Green
A weekly celebration of the art of the songwriter.
3.00 David Jacobs with Sounds Easy
4.00 Radio 2 Young Musician Semi-Finals
Continuing the series in which promising young solo instrumentalists on the threshold of their careers compete for the Radio 2 Young Musician prize. This afternoon's programme features Martin Cousin (piano) and Victoria Cornet (clarinet), both from The Royal College of Music. Presented by Leonard Pearcey.
4.30 Sing Something Simple with the Cliff Adams
Singers, accompanied by Jack Emblow.
5.00 Charlie Chester -
Travels in Malaysia The second of two programmes recorded on a Royal British Legion pilgrimage to Malaysia. Charlie talks to more expatriates and hears the stories of his travelling companions.


Unknown: Desmond Canington
Unknown: Benny Green
Songwriter: David Jacobs
Presented By: Leonard Pearcey.
Singers: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow.
Unknown: Charlie Chester

: Richard Baker

Melodies for You featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Brooker.


Conducted By: Stephen Brooker.

: Sunday Half Hour

Roger Royle presents favourite hymns sung by Renaissance II in Belfast.
Christ the Lord is risen again
While Christ lay dead
My soul, there is a country The strife is o'er
Musical director Brian Hunter.


Unknown: Roger Royle
Director: Brian Hunter.

: Alan Keith

with Your Hundred Best

: Green and Pleasant Land

Radio 2 Arts Programme A St George's Day celebration of England and the English.
Jeremy Nicholas adopts a stiff upper lip and steps out to discover what it is that makes the English English. Music, comedy, sport, art, writing and cookery all come under his gaze on England's national day. Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Steve Madden

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Fr Danny McLoughlin.


Unknown: Fr Danny McLoughlin.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Fr Danny McLoughlin.


Unknown: Fr Danny McLoughlin.

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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