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: MoDutta

with the Saturday Show

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the Sixties

: Judi Spiers

A Rewind production

: Hayes on Saturday

Producer Julia Brooke


Producer: Julia Brooke

: The Queen of Romance

Stephen Sheridan 's comedy series. 5:Sweet DeceptionLife becomes very complicated when Conrad has to impersonate Angela's erstwhile boyfriend, the dashing Dr Lockheart.


Unknown: Stephen Sheridan
Angela Temple: Lesley Joseph
Mrs Partridge: Pat Coombs
Conrad Bone: Matthew Byam Shaw
Dr Lockheart: Dan Strauss
Valerie Front: Melinda Walker

: Martin Kelner on Saturday

Pop music for the discerning listener.

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Daniel O'Donnell - the Boy from Donegal

Daniel O'Donnell, from Kincasslagh in County Donegal, has established himself as Ireland's most popular country-and-lrish singer, with sales in excess of two million records and half-a-million videos over ten years. Religion plays a significant part in the life of the 35-year-old bachelor boy, and he feels a strong devotion to his legion of fans. On this the eve of St Patrick's Day, Paul Williams meets O'Donnell in his studio in the Dublin mountains to discuss his career and music.
A Spearhead production.


Contributor: Daniel O'Donnell
Presenter: Paul Williams

: A Short History of Time

Will we be able to go back to the future or visit parallel universes? As part of Radio 2's Hands On project, Ex-Time Lord Jon
Pertwee is your guide on an exploration of time from the ancients through Newton and Einstein to the atomic clocks of today.
Producer Merityn Harris


Unknown: Ex-Time Lord Jon
Producer: Merityn Harris

: The Comediennes -Beryl Reid

From Marlene to Sister
George ... Through archive recordings, the distinguished comedienne and actress looks back over her life and career.

: A Gala Concert for St Patrick

Charles Stanford,
Victor Herbert and Hamilton Harty were all born in Ireland. On the eve of the most important date in the Irish calendar, Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , in a concert of some of their music. Also on the programme, Arnold Bax and Peter Hope - two composers strongly influenced by Celtic myth and legend - and Irish music that's a touch more traditional from special guest Finbar Furey.
Presented by Bibi Baskin. Producer John Langridge


Unknown: Victor Herbert
Unknown: Hamilton Harty
Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Unknown: Peter Hope
Unknown: Finbar Furey.
Presented By: Bibi Baskin.
Producer: John Langridge

: David Jacobs

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought
With the Rev Derek Drysdale.


Unknown: Derek Drysdale.

: Mo Dutta

with the Sunday Show
Records, requests and the Spot the Song quiz. Plus professional gardening advice from Fran Shall.

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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