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: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

With David Collison.


Unknown: David Collison.

: Pause for Thought

With John Newbury.


Unknown: John Newbury.

: Ken Bruce

with the Pick of the Hits - classic hits and new releases.

: Jimmy Young

Alison Rice has holiday tips.


Unknown: Alison Rice

: Debbie Thrower

Early-afternoon entertainment.

: Alex Lester

with the Accumulator Quiz.

: John Dunn

The Mystery Voice competition.

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country

: Jim Lloyd

with Folk on 2 The guest is singer/songwriter Pete Morton who came to the folk scene from punk and rock.


Songwriter: Pete Morton

: Bright Young Things

A six-part series in which
Kathryn Tickell explores the hidden talent of young musicians and singers from across the British Isles as part of the BBC's Talent 2000. Producer Philip Whitaker


Unknown: Kathryn Tickell
Producer: Philip Whitaker

: Speaking Volumes

Sarah Kennedy presents an eight-part series of the quiz show about books and authors.
Joining her this week are children's author Sue Fletcher , former Sunday Times literary editor Harry Ritchie and radio journalist Philippa Gregory , plus regular panellist biographer and broadcaster Maurice Leonard.


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Sue Fletcher
Editor: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Maurice Leonard.

: Bing Crosby

Continuing Radio 2's Season of Love and Laughter, husband-and-wife team
George Burns and Gracie Allen star in a vintage 1949 recording, taken from their radio series. Featuring guest actor Bing Crosby.


Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Gracie Allen
Unknown: Bing Crosby.

: Richard Allinson

Allinson plays a little night music, introduces a guest and reviews tomorrow's news.

: Steve Madden

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Charles Nove

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

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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