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: Mo Dutta

with the Saturday Show
Festival City fun direct from BBC Edinburgh.

: Steve Wright's Saturday Show

Steve Wright takes up residence with a new show featuring a cast of characters and topical chat.
2 for the show: page 6


Presenter: Steve Wright
Producer: Paul Rodgers

: The Comedy Hour

1.00pm New series Laughter USA
A series of nine programmes featuring American comedians. 1: Mel Brooks. The original Two Thousand Year Old Man and creator of Springtime for Hitler talks about his life and career in comedy, and discusses the comedians who have influenced him.
A Rewind production
1.30 New series
The News Huddlines
To mark the beginning of the 40th series, the programme packs its suitcase full of topical gags and travels to the legendary City Varieties Theatre in Leeds for this week's show.
Music is from Peter Moss and the Huddliners, and the announcer is Richard Clegg. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Mel Brooks.
Unknown: Peter Moss
Unknown: Richard Clegg.

: Judi Spiers

Judi Spiers is joined by guests Derek Griffiths and Burt Bacharach.
A Rewind production


Presenter: Judi Spiers
Guest: Derek Griffiths
Guest: Burt Bacharach

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A Smooth Operations production

: Eddie Cochran's Last Tour

Retracing the last weeks of the American rock 'n' roll star who died in a car crash while on a tour of Britain in 1960. The programme is introduced by Dave Dee and features the voices of Joe Brown , Marty Wilde and other participants in the tour. A Robin Quinn production


Introduced By: Dave Dee
Unknown: Joe Brown
Unknown: Marty Wilde
Unknown: Robin Quinn

: Abba in Concert

The Swedish supergroup recorded in concert at Wembley Arena in 1979 during their world tour.


Producer: Richard Masters
Introduced: by Ed Stewart

: Legends of Light Music

Denis Norden introduces more orchestral favourites from the past. In the studio, another ITMA arrangement. With the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robin Stapleton.
Musical advisor David Ades (Rpt)


Introduces: Denis Norden
Conducted By: Robin Stapleton.
Unknown: David Ades Rpt

: An Evening with Nicolai Gedda

From the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London, the Swedish tenor sings with the BBC Concert Orchestra, under its conductor Barry Wordsworth, in a programme of popular opera and operetta.
Introduced by Sheridan Morley, who at 8.20, during the interval, talks to Gedda. Producer Alan Boyd


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Introduced By: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Alan Boyd

: David Jacobs

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme

: Charles Nove

Including at 3.30 BST Pause for Thought
With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Mo Dutta

with the Sunday Show
Direct from the BBC Edinburgh studios.
Records, requests and the Spot the Song quiz.

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.

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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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