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: Alex Lester

With the Dawn Patrol.

: Pause for Thought

With Captain Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

: Steve Wright'sChristmas Million Sellers

Million-selling singles and multi-platinum album tracks.

: Ed Stewart

: Johnnie Walker

: Saturday Night Fever!

Mark Kermode recalls the phenomenal success of the film Saturday Night Fever, which premiered 21 years ago. Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: Mark Kermode
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Paul Jones

Blues and R 'n' B treasures from the vaults of Atlantic records.
E-MAIL: [address removed]

: Barry Took's ComedyClassics: I'm Sony I'llRead That Again

Barry Took presents six of his all-time favourite comedy classics. This first programme is a classic I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, first broadcast on Christmas Day 1969, with John Cleese , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie , Jo Kendal and David Hatch.
Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Jo Kendal
Unknown: David Hatch.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Love 40 - New Balls Please

A six-part rock 'n' roll sitcom starring Mervyn Stutter, Andrew Sachs, John Challis, Gary Martin, Philip Sherlock, Moira Downie and Sheila Steafel.
4: Gimme Shelter. Merv dreams of a green Christmas.
Written by Paul Minette, Brian Leveson and Mervyn Stutter. Songs by Mervyn Stutter. Musical direction Guy Meredith and Pete Kershaw.


Writer: Paul Minette
Writer: Brian Leveson
Writer: Mervyn Stutter
Songs by: Mervyn Stutter
Musical direction: Guy Meredith
Musical direction: Pete Kershaw
[Actor]: Mervyn Stutter
[Actor]: Andrew Sachs
[Actor]: John Challis
[Actor]: Gary Martin
[Actor]: Philip Sherlock
[Actor]: Moira Downie
[Actor]: Sheila Steafel

: Paul Gambaccini

With America's Hottest Hits.
Producer Kevin Howlett


Producer: Kevin Howlett

: Carols by Candlelight

From the unique setting of York Minster's 13th-century Chapter House, Brian Kay presents a selection of carols old and new, performed by the Chapter House Choir, musical director Jane Sturmheit.


Presenter: Brian Kay
Director: Jane Sturmheit
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Katrina Leskanich

At 1.30 Pause for Thought With Ann Easter.

: Mo Dutta

At 3.30 Pause for Thought With Ann Easter.

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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