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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

With Gerry O'Collins SJ.


Unknown: Gerry O'Collins

: WakeUptoWogan

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

: Pause for Thought

With Joanna Bogle.


Unknown: Joanna Bogle.

: Ken Bruce

Dedications and requests. Including at 10.00 Pick of the Hits.

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news. Plus legal questions answered.

: Debbie Thrower

A mix of music and chat, with listeners' views and comments.

: Ed Stewart

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

: Paul Heiney

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: Today's the Day

Martyn Lewis brings the nostalgia-based quiz show from BBC2 to Radio 2. The radio archives have been plundered, and celebrity teams have to answer questions about anything and everything that happened on today's date in history. This week, Joan Sims and Leslie Phillips play Ian Lavender and Barry Cryer.
A Mentom Radio production


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Barry Cryer.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

I From the Congress I Theatre, Eastbourne.
Michael Reed conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest singers Maryetta Midgley , Jacqui Scott , Richard Morris and Graham Bickley , with the Classic Buskers, and Serenata Voices, directed by David Beavan.
Introduced by Robin Boyle. At 8.20 during the interval, journalist and broadcaster Robin Gregory , an Eastbourne resident, strolls down memory lane, looking at the town's theatrical tradition.
Given in association with Eastbourne Borough Council Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Michael Reed
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Maryetta Midgley
Singers: Jacqui Scott
Singers: Richard Morris
Singers: Graham Bickley
Directed By: David Beavan.
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Unknown: Robin Gregory
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session from the William Davis Construction Group
Band under the baton of Dr
Keith Wilkinson.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: William Davis
Unknown: Keith Wilkinson.

: Iain Anderson

With the Radio 2 Arts Programme
From Edinburgh, Iain Anderson explores the legacy of Scotland's patron saint, St Andrew. Guests include Hamish Henderson of the School of Scottish Studies, Jenny Brown, national coordinator of Readiscovery, Scotland's book campaign, and Mary Sandeman, the Gaelic singer. There's also poetry and prose to celebrate
Scotland's National Day, and music by Berlioz, Burns and Mendelssohn.


Unknown: St Andrew.
Unknown: Hamish Henderson
Unknown: Jenny Brown
Unknown: Mary Sandeman
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
The BBC Big Band conducted by Stan Tracey , Barrie Forgie , and Wade Marcus.


Conducted By: Stan Tracey
Conducted By: Barrie Forgie
Conducted By: Wade Marcus.

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought
With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Saima

Saima Chaudry with a mellow mix of music. A Portland Media Services production


Unknown: Saima Chaudry

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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