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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With Laurie Rosenberg.


Unknown: Laurie Rosenberg.

: Pause for Thought

With Dr David Cook.


Unknown: Dr David Cook.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news.

: Debbie Thrower

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

: Alan Freeman: Their Greatest Bits

A 13-part series featuring choice cuts from the world of opera and popular classics.

: Nigel Ogden

The Organist Entertains
With music from the serious to the humorous, played on some of the world's finest church, cathedral and town hall organs. Plus news and information from the popular organ and keyboard world. INFORMATION: call free on [number removed] for information and details of clubs and societies

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

Brian Matthew looks back to the fifties to present the first in a four-part series on some of the best - and some unknown - rock 'n' roll records.
Producer Roger Bowman


Unknown: Brian Matthew
Producer: Roger Bowman

: If I Had a Talking Picture

Brian Conley presents the colourful story of the cinematic revolution launched by Al Jolson 's 1927 film The Jazz Singer. With archive recordings by actors Ben Lyon , Harold Lloyd and Bessie Love , and new interviews with Constance Cummings and Kitty Carlisle , which bring to life the chaotic and often farcical early days of the talkies.
Producer Graham Pass


Unknown: Brian Conley
Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Harold Lloyd
Unknown: Bessie Love
Unknown: Constance Cummings
Unknown: Kitty Carlisle

: Steve Madden

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought With Frank Topping.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought With Frank Topping.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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