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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.

: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

with the Rev John Rackley.


Unknown: John Rackley.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news. Including today, your legal questions answered.

: Chris Stuart

presents 40 years of No 1 hits, including at 2.30 the featured interview and at 3.00 Fifties after

: Ed Stewart

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

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: Hoax!

Panellists Bernard Cribbins ,
Dulcie Gray and Anthony Shaffer try to hoax chairman Tim Brooke-Taylor in the last programme of the series.
First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Anthony Shaffer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Michael Reed conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest singers Claire Moore and James Graeme and Capital Voices directed by Anne Skates , Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Claire Moore
Singers: James Graeme
Directed By: Anne Skates
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: John Horier

at the piano.
Producer Maura Clarke


Producer: Maura Clarke

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session from current British
Open Champions, the BNFL Band, conducted by Richard Evans.
Producer Jane Ward


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Richard Evans.
Producer: Jane Ward

: Roots in the Classics: The Radio 2 Arts programme

If you take a random selection of the world's most popular classics, it is surprising how many of them have their origins in folk music.
They either come from the composer's own country or having been inspired by the music of completely different cultures. Iain Anderson takes a closer look at the link between folk music and popular classical music with the help of Evelyn Glennie, Ursula Vaughan Williams, Sir Malcolm Arnold and Aly Bain.


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Aly Bain.

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Music from the BBC Big Band and the John Burch


Unknown: John Burch

: Charles Nove

with music and chat through the night.
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rabbi Y Y Rubinstein.

: John Challis

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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