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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 Khedijh Knight.


Unknown: Khedijh Knight.

: Sarah Kennedy

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.

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.

: Chris Stuart

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

: Ed Stewart

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

: John Dunn

with Answers Please.

: Hayes over Britain

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


Producers: Anne Freeman
Producers: Mark Hill

: Whodunit?

Barry Norman hosts the quiz in which teams of celebrities compete to answer questions about crime-fiction books, TV, film and radio and to solve mini murder mysteries performed by the Clueless Wonders - David Timson and Joanna Brookes. This week, Dulcie Gray and Simon Brett pit their sleuthing skills against Francis Matthews and Frederick Forsyth.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Joanna Brookes.
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth.

: Strictly Tempo

Rosemarie Ford looks at the future of one of the world's most popular pastimes - ballroom dancing.
Producer Ruth Cubbin


Unknown: Rosemarie Ford
Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: Specs Appeal

Whether they are a fashion accessory or the only thing keeping people from stumbling blindly though life, spectacles can correct four basic types of refractive error in the eye. Barry Took explains why it is important to include your eyes in your healthcare programme and visit the optician regularly, as well as canvassing bespectacled personalities for their anecdotes on wearing glasses.


Unknown: Barry Took

: The Jamesons

Late-night listening with social topics, stars and human interest stories as related by the media and the public at large.
Including at 10.45 What's
That Noise? and at 11.45 a review of tomorrow's papers. Plus the classical feature.

: Steve Madden

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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