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: Martin Kelner

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

: Pause for Thought

with Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Sarah Kennedy

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.

: Chris Stuart

presents the afternoon entertainment show, including at 2.30 the featured interview and at
3.00 Fifties after Three.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general knowledge
Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: The News Huddlines

Comedy series based on the week's news, with Roy Hudd , June Whitfield and Chris Emmet.
Music by Peter Moss , with Richard Clegg announcing. Repeated on Saturday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Chris Emmet.
Music By: Peter Moss
Unknown: Richard Clegg

: First Ladies of Country

David Allan introduces
Rita Coolidge ,
Crystal Gayle and Tammy Wynette from the stage of the National Indoor Arena,
David's usual Country Club slot is extended this evening to give fans a unique opportunity to hear three of country music's leading ladies, with a total of almost 150 country hits behind them. All three have also had numerous pop hits both here and in the US.
Producer Dave Shannon


Introduces: David Allan
Unknown: Rita Coolidge
Unknown: Crystal Gayle
Unknown: Tammy Wynette
Producer: Dave Shannon

: The Gospel Train

The programme returns to Birmingham for more of the best in British gospel.
Dulcie Dixon is joined by contemporary Sign of the Times lead singer
Ian Pitter , who is appearing for a special solo performance.


Unknown: Dulcie Dixon
Singer: Ian Pitter

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes from Ronnie Scott 's in Birmingham. Digby presents the Alec and John Dankworth Generation Big Band, plus Cleo Laine with the John Dankworth


Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: John Dankworth

: Steve Madden

with music to greet Friday mornings.
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Alex Lester

with music and chat for insomniacs through the night.
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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