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: Martin Kelner

sits in for Sarah Kennedy this week with the Dawn


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

With David Collison.


Unknown: David Collison.

: Sarah Kennedy

sits in for Terry Wogan this week.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Pause for Thought

With Fr Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Fr Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

: Anne Robinson

sits in for Jimmy Young for the next fortnight. Plus medical questions answered. * Dr Mark Porter : page 47


Unknown: Jimmy Young
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Debbie Thrower

: Ed Stewart

: Helen Sharman

sits in for John Dunn this week.


Unknown: John Dunn

: Art Isn't Easy - the Radio 2 Lecture

Sheridan Morley , one of the few arts journalists to have worked for five or more consecutive years for Radios 2, 3 and 4 and BBC2, considers" the changes that have taken place in arts broadcasting over the last two decades, with the help of BBC archives. What is the state of arts coverage on radio and television and in the national press? Have we lost the will and perhaps the budget to cover the arts in the old tradition of Huw
Wheldon and Kenneth
Clark? Are there now only previews and interviews where once there were reviews?
Producer Stella Hanson


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Malcolm Laycock

with Dance Band Days

: Gene Kelly - Dancin' in the Rain

Leslie Caron , Gene Kelly 's co-star in the Oscar-winning film An American in Paris, presents a tribute to the great entertainer who died this year. This celebration of Kelly's career features all his best-loved numbers like Singin' in the Rain. Plus rarities like a hilarious radio broadcast with Frank
Sinatra and a screen duet with Fred Astaire. The programme includes interviews with Kelly himself as well as Hollywood co-stars Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller , choreographer Michael Kidd and Kelly's colleague and co-director, Stanley Donen. Written by Philip Glassborow Producer Graham Pass


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Ann Miller
Unknown: Michael Kidd
Unknown: Stanley Donen.
Written By: Philip Glassborow

: Unsung Heroes

David Jacobs continues the six-part series in which the BBC Big Band, conducted by Barry Forgie , salutes the arrangers.
5: This week, Bill Potts , whose influential album The
Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess brought him to the attention of other arrangers. He subsequently worked for
Buddy Rich and Paul Anka.


Unknown: David Jacobs
Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Bill Potts
Unknown: Buddy Rich
Unknown: Paul Anka.

: The Jamesons

Late-night listening with Derek and Ellen Jameson.


Unknown: Ellen Jameson.

: Steve Madden

With Ralph McTell in session.
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought With Robert Rietti.


Unknown: Ralph McTell
Unknown: Robert Rietti.

: Alex Lester

With Ralph McTell in session.
Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought With Robert Rietti.


Unknown: With Ralph McTell
Unknown: Robert Rietti.

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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