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: Mo Dutta

With the Dawn Patrol.

: Sarah Kennedy

: Jimmy Young

: Alex Lester

: Johnnie Walker

News, views, music, competitions, sport and regular travel updates. E-MAIL [email address removed]

: Luther Vandross New Year Collection

Luther Vandross plays some of the best soul sounds of the past year and a few timeless classics.


Producer: John Sugar

: Paul Jones

Paul Jones invites a panel of blues experts to select their favourite album of the year. Blues journalists, magazine editors, authors and Paul Jones himself scout their CD shelves for the tracks which really made an impression. E-MAIL [address removed] For details of music played this evening ring the Radio 2
Information Line on [number removed]


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Paul Jones

: Barry Took'sComedy Classics:The Goon Show

Barry Took presents his all-time favourite comedy classics. Tonight, he introduces one of his favourite editions of The
Goon Show. Spike Milligan , Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe star in an episode called The Lone Banana, broadcast in 1954.


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe

: Love 40 -New Balls Please

A six-part rock 'n' roll sitcom starring Mervyn Stutter ,
Andrew Sachs , John Challis , Gary Martin. Philip Sherlock and Moira Downie. 5: Upwardly Mobile. Merv sounds off.
Written by Paul Alexander and Mervyn Stutter Songs by Mervyn Stutter. Musical direction Guy Meredith and Pete Kershaw Repeated Saturday 130pm


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Gary Martin.
Unknown: Philip Sherlock
Unknown: Moira Downie.
Written By: Paul Alexander
Written By: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: Guy Meredith
Unknown: Pete Kershaw

: Richard Allinson's New Year's Eve Party

Non-stop party music, a look back at 1998, a look ahead to the new year and the chimes of Producer Fiona Day

: Katrina Leskanich

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought With Ann Easter.

: Nicky Horne

Including 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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