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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With the Rt Rev
Nigel McCulloch , Bishop of Wakefield.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch

: WakeUptoWogan

: Pause for Thought

With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Ken Bruce

with the Pick of the Hits
E-MAIL: [address removed]

: Jimmy Young

Including legal questions answered by Keith Richards.


Unknown: Keith Richards.

: Angela Rippon

Early-afternoon entertainment.

: Ed Stewart

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

: John Dunn

: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

Petula Clark presents the fourth of six programmes celebrating the golden age of the British film musical. Today she remembers some more leading ladies of the silver screen - Gertrude Lawrence , Mary Ellis and Gracie Fields.


Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Gertrude Lawrence
Unknown: Mary Ellis

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Introduced by Robin Boyle from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. Kenneth
Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest singers Maryetta Midgley and Vernon Midgley , pianist
William Davies , and Serenata
Voices directed by David Beavan. At 8.15, during the interval, Robin Boyle plays some well-loved gospel songs. Producer Alan Boyd


Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Maryetta Midgley
Pianist: Vernon Midgley
Pianist: William Davies
Directed By: David Beavan.
Unknown: Robin Boyle
Producer: Alan Boyd

: The Tailor of Panama

John le Carre begins a ten-part reading of his latest book. 1: It was a perfectly ordinary Friday afternoon in Panama until Andrew Osnard barged into Harry Pendel 's shop asking to be measured for a suit.
Producer David Blount


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Andrew Osnard
Unknown: Harry Pendel
Producer: David Blount

: Listen to the Band

In the second of three programmes dedicated to
Scottish brass bands,
Frank Renton introduces the Newtongrange Silver Band.


Introduces: Frank Renton

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme

: Charles Nove

Including at 2.30
Pause for Thought With Robert Rietti.


Unknown: Robert Rietti.

: Liz Hobbs

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.

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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.

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