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: Alex Lester

sits in for Sarah Kennedy with the Dawn Patrol


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

With the Bishop of Kensington, Michael Colclough.


Unknown: Michael Colclough.

: Pause for Thought

With Fr Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Fr Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

: Bernie Taupin: Brown Dirt Cowboy

An intimate and multi-layered self-portrait of Bernie Taupin. Producer John Pidgeon


Unknown: Bernie Taupin.
Producer: John Pidgeon

: Elton John in Concert

Introduced by Johnnie Walker. Producer Richard Masters Repeat


Introduced By: Johnnie Walker.

: Debbie Thrower

: Take It from Here

Second of four editions of the series written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden , broadcast as a tribute to Muir. Repeat


Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Denis Norden

: Ed Stewart

: Eric Clapton Special

Eric Clapton talks about
Pilgrim - his first new studio album for eight years. Producer John Sugar
* See Music: page 42


Talks: Eric Clapton
Producer: John Sugar

: Hubert Gregg

says Thanks for the Memory

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Introduced by Brian Kay from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest artists Jacquelyn Fugelle and Eugene Ginty , and pianist and organist William Davies. At 8.15, during the interval, there is music on disc.
Producer Alan Boyd


Introduced By: Brian Kay
Unknown: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Artists: Jacquelyn Fugelle
Artists: Eugene Ginty
Organist: William Davies.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Scoop

Robert Hardy begins an eight-part reading of Evelyn Waugh 's tale of journalistic skulduggery. 1: William Boot , a gardening correspondent of the Daily Beast, is mistakenly chosen to cover a civil war in Africa.
Abridged by John Hartley Producer Paul Kent.


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: William Boot
Abridged By: John Hartley
Producer: Paul Kent.

: Song of Hope

For Good Friday, composer Robert Prizeman and vocal group Libera explore the biblical Lamentations of Jeremiah. With Wendy Craig. Producer John Forrest


Unknown: Robert Prizeman
Unknown: Wendy Craig.
Producer: John Forrest

: Humphrey Burton

sits in for Sheridan Morley with the Radio 2 Arts Programme


Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Charles Nove

Including at 2.30 Pause for
Thought With Alison Leonard.


Unknown: Alison Leonard.

: Jackie Bird

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.

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