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: Don Maclean

Says Good Morning Sunday.

: Desmond Carrington

With Radio 2 All-Time Greats.

: By Popular Demand - George Gershwin: a Stairway to Paradise

Russell Davies introduces a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall continues the celebration of the centenary of the birth of George Gershwin. This afternoon's programme focuses on his collaboration with bandleader Paul Whiteman
. With the voices of Larry Adler , Fred Astaire , Ira Gershwin , Arthur Schwartz and George Gershwin himself.


Introduces: Russell Davies
Unknown: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: George Gershwin.
Unknown: Paul Whiteman
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ira Gershwin
Unknown: Arthur Schwartz
Unknown: George Gershwin

: The Crooners

A definitive guide to crooning, featuring some of the all-time great practitioners. 3: Screen and Heard
Michael Ball examines how the arrival of sound in the movies heralded a new requirement in a leading actor - a good singing voice. Featured artists include Dick Haymes
, Nelson Eddy and Vic Damone.


Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: Dick Haymes
Unknown: Nelson Eddy
Unknown: Vic Damone.

: Sing Something Simple

With the Cliff Adams Singers. Repeat


Singers: Cliff Adams

: Pam Ayres

: Hugh Scully

Presents Melodies for You.

: Sunday Half Hour

Roger Royle presents favourite hymns from St John's Church, Maindee,
Newport, with special items by the Vivace Singers.
Musical director Rev Nicholas
Wetherall. Organist Nancy Turner


Unknown: Roger Royle
Director: Rev Nicholas
Organist: Nancy Turner

: Alan Keith

With Your Hundred Best Tunes.

: Malcolm Laycock

Dance and big band music.

: Katrina Leskanich

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought

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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