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: Mo Dutta

with the Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Judi Spiers

A Rewind production

: Hayes on Saturday

Topical debate and features.
Producer Julia Brooke


Producer: Julia Brooke

: The News Huddlines

With Roy Hudd ,
June Whitfield and Chris Emmett.


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Chris Emmett.

: Martin Kelner on Saturday

With a special feature on the new Beatles album released this week, and a profile of Cher.
* The Andrew Duncan
Interview with Cher: page 18
* The Beatles - a Magical History Tour: page 28


Unknown: Andrew Duncan

: How Does Your Garden Grow?

5: This week Anna Grayson visits Ken Livingstone MP at his London home where earth gives way to water.


Unknown: Anna Grayson
Unknown: Ken Livingstone

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Gloria Upstaged!

Gloria Hunniford with this week's featured guests Neil Sedaka and Barry Mason.


Unknown: Neil Sedaka
Unknown: Barry Mason.

: Jimmy Webb: Words and Music

The Cake Out In the Rain
By the age of 23, Jimmy Webb had written, arranged and produced number one records and also received the ultimate seal of approval for a composer when both Streisand and Sinatra sang his songs. In the first of two programmes, Webb recalls his years of success, with comments from his first champions Glen Campbell - By the Time I Get to Phoenix,
Wichita Lineman - and Richard Harris - Didn't We and MacArthur Park.
A Howlett Media production


Unknown: Jimmy Webb
Unknown: Glen Campbell
Unknown: Richard Harris

: The Story behind ... Half a Sixpence

To introduce Radio 2's spectacular production, Sheridan Morley looks behind the scenes of this classic musical.
Producer Stella Hanson


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Half a Sixpence

Based on the novel Kipps by H G Wells , the story of how young Arthur Kipps found his own simplicity and clung to it as the most valuable thing in the world. With Leslie Phillips as Chitterlow and Jonathon Morris as Arthur Kipps.
With the Stephen Hill Singers and the BBC Concert
Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Alwyn.
Music and lyrics by David Heneker
Book by Beverley Cross
Script adaptation by Warner Brown
Producer John Langridge


Unknown: H G Wells
Unknown: Arthur Kipps
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Jonathon Morris
Singers: Stephen Hill
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn.
Unknown: David Heneker
Book By: Beverley Cross
Unknown: Warner Brown
Producer: John Langridge
Ann Pornick: Nicola Dawn
Mrs Walsingham: Rosemary Leach
Mrs Botting: Elizabeth Seal
Helen Walsingham: Nicola Keen
Young Walsingham: Michael Winsor
MrShalford: David Kelsey
Carshott: Stephen Hill
Sid Pomick: Jonathan Hart
Buggins: Michael Cahill
Pearce: Stephen Matthews
Flo Bates: Lynsay Danvers
Victoria: Stephanie Benevente
Kate: Helen Duncan
Emma: Taffy Taylor

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought
With the Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Mo Dutta

with the Sunday Show Records and requests, together with Make and Mend from Helen Kinton ,
Grow with Mo in the house with Fran Shall, and the Connection Quiz.


Unknown: Helen Kinton

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.

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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.

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