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: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

With Michael Kelly.


Unknown: Michael Kelly.

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Anne Easter.

: Ken Bruce

: Anne Robinson

Including at 12.40 legal questions answered by Keith Richards.


Unknown: Keith Richards.

: Debbie Thrower

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: Speaking Volumes

Sarah Kennedy chairs a quiz show about best-selling books and authors. Joining her this week are regular panellist Maurice Leonard , royal biographer Hugo Vickers , horror writer Kim Newman , and John Ryan , the creator of Captain Pugwash.


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Maurice Leonard
Unknown: Hugo Vickers
Unknown: Kim Newman
Unknown: John Ryan

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , in a concert from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. With guest singers Mary Carewe , Michael Dore , Serenata Voices, directed by David Beavan , and Andrew Vinter at the piano. Robin Boyle introduces this Valentine's Day edition. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Mary Carewe
Singers: Michael Dore
Directed By: David Beavan
Directed By: Andrew Vinter
Introduces: Robin Boyle
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Rumpole for the Defence

Leo McKern reads John
Mortimer's tales of irreverent brief Horace Rumpole.
3: Rumpole and the Dearly Departed
3: Rumpole, guided by Matron's ouija board, seems to have stumbled across a dark secret. Will Matron win her case ... or is her contact with "the other side" all a con? Abridged by Bob Sinfield
The next case begins on Friday 28 February at 8.45pm


Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Horace Rumpole.
Abridged By: Bob Sinfield

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the Band of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical
Engineers, conducted by Major Kevin G Lamb.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Major Kevin G Lamb.

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme
Including as part of the series of Acting Greats, a chat with Kenneth Branagh.


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.

: Charles Nove

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought With Robert Rietti.


Unknown: Robert Rietti.

: Manju Malhi

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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