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: Richard Allinson

with the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With Graeme Fife.


Unknown: Graeme Fife.

: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev John Newbury.


Unknown: John Newbury.

: Alex Lester

with the Pick of the Hits

: Steve Wright

With a selection of music for the new year.

: Laughter USA Special

A special edition of the series featuring American comedians talking about their careers and influences, with archive clips from films, TV and radio.
Producer Neil Rosser


Producer: Neil Rosser

: Ed Stewart

: John Dunn

With the second of his "Best of the Guests" programmes.

: Britannia!

The second of a two-part documentary tracing the history of the royal yacht Britannia.
After all the glamour and the glitz, the ceremony of decommissioning at Portsmouth closes a significant era of British naval history.

: Paul Jones

Paul Jones invites a panel of blues experts to select their favourite album of 1997.
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Paul Jones

: Celebrity Soul Show Christmas Special

Billy Ocean presents a special edition with music from some of the best-loved soul names from the last 40 years. Producer John Sugar


Unknown: Billy Ocean
Producer: John Sugar

: Radio 2's Hollywood Christmas

Radio 2 presents four classic remastered and restored radio dramas.
The Best Years of Our Lives
Tonight, Dana Andrews and Janet Waldo star in William
Wyler's story of three Second World War veterans who overcome many difficulties to adjust to the postwar world.


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Janet Waldo

: Bob Harris

: Steve Madden

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Patrick Lunt

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought
With the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

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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