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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol
Plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

With Jessica Wadeson.


Unknown: Jessica Wadeson.

: WakeUptoWogan

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

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Simon Parke.


Unknown: Simon Parke.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news. Plus food news and best buys.

: Debbie Thrower

With her afternoon programme mixing music and chat, including listeners' views and comments. Lifestyle and leisure interests figure largely, with expert advice from the team of contributors.

: Alex Lester

With the Accumulator Quiz, Where Are You Now? and regular travel updates. Including at 3.55 Party Political Broadcast by the Conservative Party.

: Paul Heiney

Sits in for John Dunn today and tomorrow.


Unknown: John Dunn

: Laughter in the Air: 4: Nouvelle Vague

Barry Took concludes his history of BBC Radio comedy.

Since the watershed of Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a new generation of writers, performers and producers have made the eighties and nineties a second golden age of radio entertainment. Barry Took traces the progress of the shows which have brought laughter to the airwaves in the last decade - and often crossed over to TV.
Including Radio Active, The Burkiss Way, The Million Pound Radio Show, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Struck Off and Die and Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun.


Writer/Presenter: Barry Took

: David Allan

With the best in country music.

: Paul Jones

Rhythm and blues classics from the archive, the best of the new releases, and a specially recorded session from the blues and boogie pianist Bob Hall , a veteran since the sixties of some of the best British blues bands.


Pianist: Bob Hall

: Shared Experience

A six-part series in which
Allan Taylor meets friends, contemporaries and heroes for conversation and music.
6: Last. but by no means least, Tom Paxton.


Unknown: Allan Taylor
Unknown: Tom Paxton.

: The Jamesons

Late-night listening with Derek and Ellen Jameson , featuring personalities and topical issues. Including at
10.45 What's That Noise? and at 11.45 a review of tomorrow's papers. Plus the classical feature.


Unknown: Ellen Jameson

: Sue McGarry

With music and conversation.
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Steve Madden

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

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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