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: Sarah Kennedy

With the Dawn Patrol

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Anne Easter.

: Ken Bruce

With classic hits, new chart breakers, love songs, the Headline Hunt and the PopMaster quiz.

: Jimmy Young

PHONE the Comment Line on [number removed] or the Question
Line on [number removed]. Lines are open from 11.45am to 1.45pm

: Alex Lester

The latest entertainment news, a Brain Buster and the final of the Accumulator Quiz. Plus regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

: Glamorous Nights: the Ivor Novello Story

Chris Stuart presents a seven-part profile of songwriter, stage actor, screen idol and playwright
Ivor Novello. Performers Mary Ellis and Barry Sinclair and biographer Sandy Wilson celebrate a man who was adored by millions. Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Ivor Novello.
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Barry Sinclair
Unknown: Sandy Wilson
Producer: Hilary Green

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Introduced by Richard Baker from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London. Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest artists Claire Rutter and Stephen Gadd and the BBC Concert Orchestra horn section under Stephen Bell. Producer Alan Boyd Repeat


Introduced By: Richard Baker
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Artists: Claire Rutter
Artists: Stephen Gadd
Unknown: Stephen Bell.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Sean Bean begins an eight-part reading of Alan Sillitoe 's classic story of life and love in a factory town.
1: Arthur Seaton works hard and plays hard - often with other men's wives.
Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Sean Bean
Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Unknown: Arthur Seaton
Producer: Paul Kent

: Listen to the Band

With Frank Renton.


Unknown: Frank Renton.

: David Jacobs

with Easy Does It

: Sheridan Morley

with the Radio 2 Arts Programme
A weekly roundup from the arts world, with reviews, music and previews.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley

: Chartes Nove

Including at 2.30
Pause for Thought With Denis Bailey.


Unknown: Denis Bailey.

: 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.

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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