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: Martin Kelner

with the Dawn Patrol
News, views, information and music, plus a review of the key stories of the day from the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

With Kanwaljit Singh.


Unknown: Kanwaljit Singh.

: Sarah Kennedy

Start the day with a smile and whistle along to some terrific music.

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Patrick Forbes


Unknown: Patrick Forbes

: Ken Bruce

Hits, new releases and timeless classic tracks.

: Anne Robinson

Talking to the people who make the news. Plus updates on food issues, food news and information on the best buys.

: Debbie Thrower

With her afternoon programme mixing music and conversation. Including listeners' views and comments. With expert advice from the team of contributors.

: Ed Stewart

With two contestants on the general knowledge
Accumulator Quiz, Where Are You Now? and regular travel updates.

: Helen Sharman

Including the Mystery Voice competition.

: The News Huddlines

For the last time in the present series, Roy Hudd , June Whitfield and Chris Emmett wrestle naked in the mud of the week's news. With music from
Peter Moss and the Huddliners. The announcer is Richard Clegg.
Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Peter Moss
Unknown: Richard Clegg.

: David Allan

With the best in country music.

: Paul Jones

With rhythm and blues classics from the archive and the best of the new releases. Among the past masters are Memphis Slim, Mose Allison ,
Roosevelt Sykes , Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Boy Fuller and Fleetwood Mac: while the cream of the current crop includes Taj Mahal,
Dicky Williams , the Shadows and Blue Law.


Unknown: Mose Allison
Unknown: Roosevelt Sykes
Unknown: Blind Boy Fuller
Unknown: Dicky Williams

: Gospel Train

The Gospel Train hails the national debut performance of the unique Seraph Choir. Singing in sweet African syncopated rhythms and rhymes, this male vocal ensemble delights a packed audience for the first part of a recording from the Westminster Central
Hall, London. The choir and band are led by Noel Robinson and Karen Gibson.


Unknown: Noel Robinson
Unknown: Karen Gibson.

: 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

: Steve Madden

Featuring Ralph McTell in session.
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: Ralph McTell
Unknown: John Morgan.

: Alex Lester

Featuring Ralph McTell in session.
Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: Featuring Ralph McTell
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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