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: Mo Dutta

with the Saturday Show Records and requests.

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s
LPs, EPs, 45s, the hits, the misses and more.

: Judi Spiers

A spicy mix of music, interviews and features - a supplement on the air. A Rewind production

: Hayes on Saturday

Topical debate, features and phone-ins on topical issues. Producer Julia Brooke


Producer: Julia Brooke

: The News Huddlines

Join Roy Hudd ,
June Whitfield and Chris Emmett as the award-winning News Huddlines team take a well aimed kick at the week's news. With announcer
Richard Clegg , and music from Peter Moss and the Huddliners.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Announcer: Richard Clegg
Unknown: Peter Moss

: Martin Kelner on Saturday

Pop music for the discerning listener.

: Nick Barraciough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Jethro Tull

Recorded in concert at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Producer Graham Pass

: Oh Yes, I'm the Great Pretender

Steve Nallon looks at what makes some people spend their lives being someone else. Is it purely that they look like their idols or sound like their heroes, or is it all more intriguing?
He is joined by Judy Garland , Barbra Streisand ,
Roy Hattersley , Brian Walden , Roy Orbison , Elvis Presley , Lady Thatcher,
Alistair McGowan , John Lennon and Dr David Lewis - or is he?
Producer Sonia Beldom


Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Dr David Lewis
Producer: Sonia Beldom

: Comedy Classics

The Al Read Show
Remember when Sunday lunchtime meant roast beef and Al Read? If you don't, find out as Ken Bruce introduces the second of three early 50s recordings. Producer Mike Craig Rpt


Unknown: Al Read
Introduces: Ken Bruce
Producer: Mike Craig Rpt

: Les Misérables

The tenth anniversary production of the RSC award-winning musical, recorded last week at the Royal Albert Hall , London. The Boublil and Schonberg hit show started at the Royal Shakespeare
Company in October 1985 before moving into London's West End. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo , it has since been produced in more than 30 countries.
Tonight's performance features the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Abell , and many international cast members, past and present, including Colm Wilkinson , Michael Ball ,
Alun Armstrong ,
Ruthie Henshall and Lea Salonga. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Albert Hall
Novel By: Victor Hugo
Conducted By: David Abell
Unknown: Colm Wilkinson
Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: Alun Armstrong
Unknown: Ruthie Henshall
Unknown: Lea Salonga.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme
A weekly roundup from the arts world.

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought With Martin Palmer.


Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Mo Dutta

with the Sunday Show Records and requests.

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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