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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With Jenny Stevens.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Jenny Stevens.

: WakeUptoWogan

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev John Rackley.


Unknown: John Rackley.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young


: Debbie Thrower

As part of Radio 2's Hands On project. Debbie Thrower talks to technology expert Bob Tomalski.
Producers Bridget Apps , Fiona Baily


Unknown: Bob Tomalski.
Producers: Bridget Apps
Producers: Fiona Baily

: Alex Lester

sits in for Ed Stewart this week.


Unknown: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

Today, as part of Radio 2's Hands On project, special guest Arthur C Clarke explains how he uses new technology.


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke

: The Magic of Numbers

Paul Daniels asks mathematical questions. Professor Ian Stewart provides the answers. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Professor Ian Stewart
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Malcolm Laycock

with Dance Band Days

: Big Band Special

This extended programme celebrates 21 years of the Radio 2 National Big Band Competition. Looking towards next week's All
Winners Concert,
Sheila Tracy and the BBC Big Band are joined by two of this year's prize-winning musicians - Ashley Horton (trombone) and John Ruddick (trumpet) from the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. Clark
Peters pays a visit to
Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, where the school big band is rehearsed by trombonist and competition judge Don Lusher.


Unknown: Sheila Tracy
Musicians: Ashley Horton
Musicians: John Ruddick
Unknown: Don Lusher.

: Humphrey Lytterton

with The Best of Jazz on record.

: Radio Days

Sheila Tracy presents a six-part series in which the BBC Big Band re-create famous broadcasts of yesteryear. 1: They look back to 20
March, 1940 and an NBC broadcast given by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at the Meadowbrook Hotel in New Jersey. Established
Dorsey favourites such as Hawaiian War Chant and less familiar numbers are heard in their original settings. The vocalist is Jeff Hooper and the arrangements are by musical director Barry Forgie. Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Unknown: Jeff Hooper
Director: Barry Forgie.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: The Jamesons

A Unique Broadcasting production

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes
Tonight, a Sandy Brown reissue including the great McJazz album, on CD for the first time. Plus new young singing star Stacey Kent and music from the BBC Big Band.


Unknown: Sandy Brown
Unknown: Stacey Kent

: Sue McGarry

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Steve Madden

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

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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