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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol
News, views and music, plus a look at what the morning's newspapers are saying.

: Pause for Thought

With Sue Elkins.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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

: Pause for Thought

With Father Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Father Brian D'Arcy.

: Martin Kelner

Sitting in for Ken Bruce.


Unknown: Ken Bruce.

: Jimmy Young

Jimmy talks to the people who make the news.
Including today's regular feature on food news and best buys.

: Debbie Thrower

A mix of music and chat, with listeners' views and comments. Plus regular features from the kitchen and garden.

: Ed Stewart

Music and conversation, including two contestants on the general knowledge Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: John Taylor

Sitting in for John Dunn.


Unknown: John Dunn.

: The Tall Droll

Take a trip down memory lane with the humour of the Tall Droll - the late Chic
Murray - portrayed by actor Eric Barlow. Friends, celebrities and archive clips recall his unique style in a four-part series.
Producer Susan Moir


Unknown: Eric Barlow.
Producer: Susan Moir

: David Allan

The best in country music. This evening David talks to Wynonna, whose success as one half of the mother and daughter duo, the Judds, was threatened by her mother Naomi's illness and retirement in 1991. The Judds had been in almost permanent residence at the top of the country charts, monopolising the vocal duo category at the CMA Awards since the mid 80s. Tonight Wynonna describes how she faced the new challenge of going solo and chooses songs from her successful albums.

: Paul Jones

Vintage rhythm and blues, the best of the recent releases and a session of raw Mississippi blues from Big Jack Johnson , who visited England recently for a short tour. Big Jack is backed by Big Joe Louis with his London band.


Unknown: Jack Johnson

: Ironic Maidens

Susan Jeffreys presents her series featuring ironic and humorous songs by women singers and singer/ songwriters.
2: Winners and Losers
This week's musical mélange includes Rosalind Russell 's
Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man and Kim Cresswell , who's Unlucky at Gambling. A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Kim Cresswell

: Paul Coia and Debbie Greenwood

Regular features, including at 10.45 What's That
Noise? and at 11.45 a review of tomorrow's papers.
A Unique Broadcasting production

: Steve Madden

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Alex Lester

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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