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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With Derek Browning.


Unknown: Derek Browning.

: WakeUptoWogan

: Pause for Thought

With Frank Topping.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

With advice on antiques from Eric Knowles.


Unknown: Eric Knowles.

: Debbie Thrower

: Ed Stewart

With two contestants on the general knowledge Accumulator Quiz.

: John Dunn

with After Six guest author Jilly Cooper.


Unknown: Jilly Cooper.

: Jim Lloyd

with Folk on 2 Tonight's guest is
Martin Carthy , a central figure on the folk scene since the early sixties.


Unknown: Martin Carthy

: Boys of the Lough

Last of the series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Boys of the Lough.
Alistair Anderson introduces further highlights of the Boys in concert last November at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.


Introduces: Alistair Anderson

: The Music of Japan

Dr Rob Provine presents a four-part beginner's guide to traditional Japanese music and instruments. With musician Yoshikazu Iwamoto.
3: The music of the shamisen, a sort of three-stringed Japanese banjo.


Unknown: Dr Rob Provine
Musician: Yoshikazu Iwamoto.

: Ip Dip Doo

A two-part programme in which Georgina Boyes looks at the ever-changing world of children's clapping and skipping games, charting this most basic of musical forms through the calendar years. 1: Dusty Bluebells Down the Years
Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Georgina Boyes
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Nigel Ogden

The Organist Entertains with music, news and information from the popular organ and keyboard world.

: The Jamesons

A last chance to talk to the Jamesons and put your point of view, before Derek and Ellen bid a fond farewell.

: Charles Nove

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought

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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