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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

With Jimmy Morrison , army chaplain to the SAS.


Unknown: Jimmy Morrison

: Pause for Thought

With Dr David Cook.


Unknown: Dr David Cook.

: Ken Bruce

with the Pick of the Hits - hits, artists and new releases.

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news.

: Debbie Thrower

Late-lunch and early-afternoon entertainment.

: Alex Lester

With two rounds of the daily Accumulator Quiz, a Where Are You Now? and regular travel updates

: John Dunn

Including the Mystery Voice competition and a conversation with one of the foreign correspondents about what's making the news.

: Alan Freeman: Their Greatest Bits

A13-part series featuring choice cuts from the world of opera and popular classics.

: Nigel Ogden

The Organist Entertains
Featuring music, news and information from the popular organ and keyboard world.
INFORMATION: for details of clubs and societies call [number removed]

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

Brian Matthew presents a four-part series on some of the best - and some unknown
- rock 'n' roll records.


Unknown: Brian Matthew

: The Spud Unjacketed

An eclectic and light-hearted programme in which
John Walters muses on the humble spud. He takes a trip to a top London chippie, examines the role of the potato in art, looks at the Scottish penchant for new tatties and reports on the Idaho Hall of Potato Fame.
Producer Glenn Cooksley


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Glenn Cooksley

: Steve Madden

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought With Frank Topping.

: Charles Nove

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

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