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: Alex Lester

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With Michael Kelly.


Unknown: Michael Kelly.

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Anne Easter.

: Ken Bruce

: John Humphrys

Including legal questions answered by Bill Thomas.


Unknown: Bill Thomas.

: Debbie Thrower

: Ed Stewart

Including the final of the Accumulator Quiz and regular travel updates.

: Chris Serte

Including a look ahead to the weekend sporting action.

: Speaking Volumes

Sarah Kennedy chairs the last in the series of the quiz show about best-selling books and authors. Joining her and regular panellist
Maurice Leonard are an eclectic bunch of literary guests - Jennifer Paterson , Craig Thomas and Jeffrey Robinson.


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Maurice Leonard
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Craig Thomas
Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC
Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , in a concert from the Maida Vale Studios.
With guest singers
Gillian Knight , Bonaventura Bottone and the Stephen Hill Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Gillian Knight
Singers: Bonaventura Bottone
Singers: Stephen Hill
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Rumpole for the Defence

Leo McKern begins a new case for John Mortimer 's eccentric lawyer.
Rumpole and the Boat People 4: She-who-must-be-obeyed thinks there is too much
Rumpole and imposes a strict diet. Fortunately for Rumpole, his life is brightened by a mysterious disappearance. Abridged by Bob Sinfield


Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: John Mortimer
Abridged By: Bob Sinfield

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a special edition dedicated to listeners' requests.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts
A weekly roundup from the arts world, with reviews, music and a look at forthcoming events.

: Jon Briggs

Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought
With the Rev Edwin Counsell.


Unknown: Edwin Counsell.

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.

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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