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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show

: Pause for Thought

with Peter Morgan.


Unknown: Peter Morgan.

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

: Anne Robinson

Including today, your legal questions answered.

: Chris Stuart

presents 40 years of number one hits including at 2.30 the featured interview and at 3.00
Fifties after Three.

: Ed Stewart

with the final of the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: Hoax!

Panellists Dulcie Gray , Miles Kington and John Wells try to hoax chairman Tim Brooke-Taylor .
First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: Friday Night Is Music Night

LIVE from Fairfield,
Croydon. Robin
Boyle introduces a feast of unforgettable music as part of the Croydon Picasso Fiesta, including
Marquina's Spanish Gypsy Dance, Poinciana,
Chabrier's Espana and a unique performance of the famous Adagio from
Rodrigo's Concierto de
Aranjuez arranged for guitar and voice.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , featuring Juan Martin
(guitar) and star singers Jill Gomez and Ramon
Producer Alan Boyd
At 8.20, during the interval, guitarist Mark Ashford , winner of the Radio 2
Young Musician prize, gives a recital recorded last
November at Fairfield.
Producer Ruth Cubbin


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Guitar: Juan Martin
Singers: Jill Gomez
Producer: Alan Boyd
Guitarist: Mark Ashford
Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a selection of new releases from the world of brass bands.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: Iain Anderson

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Iain hears about the rise of the Gaelic soap opera on radio and television; recalls the heyday of the old-style touring cinema; investigates the growth of arts tourism; and meets the Rorians - an Inverness amateur dramatics company which performs in a tin hut!


Producer: Michael Shaw

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Launching a short series of big band and jazz orchestras, the BBC Big
Band plays Basie with Barry Forgie , and Crissy Lee leads her own band from the drums.


Unknown: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Crissy Lee

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought

: John Challis

A new voice joins Radio 2. John - best known as Boycie in Only Fools and Horses - gets Saturday off to an early start.
An Angell Sound production

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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