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: Sarah Kennedy

With the Dawn Patrol.

: Pause for Thought

With Roger Roberts.


Unknown: Roger Roberts.

: Pause for Thought

With the Rev Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

: Ed Stewart

: Des Lynam

Get ready for the weekend with star guests, sports news and great music.

: A Very British Story

Michael Freedland presents a four-part personal exploration of the British film industry over the last 60 years, In the third programme, he looks at the Rank Organisation, Pinewood Studios and the American influence on British cinema.
With contributions from Larry Adler , Dirk Bogarde , Virginia McKenna , Sir John Mills ,
Peter Rogers , Dora Bryan ,
Lord Puttnam, Bryan Forbes , Ron Moody and Gregory Peck. Written and compiled by Michael Freedland


Unknown: Michael Freedland
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Sir John Mills
Unknown: Peter Rogers
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Gregory Peck.
Unknown: Michael Freedland

: Friday Night Is Music Night

From the Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Ken Bruce introduces the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robin Stapleton, with guest artists Susan Bullock, Jacqui Scott, Graham Bickley, Richard Whitehouse and the City of Birmingham Choir.

At 8.15, during the interval, Richard Baker introduces music on disc from the Birmingham-based Fine Arts Brass Ensemble.


Presenter: Ken Bruce
Musicians: BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Robin Stapleton
Singer: Susan Bullock
Singer: Jacqui Scott
Singer: Graham Bickley
Singer: Richard Whitehouse
Singers: City of Birmingham Choir
Presenter (Interval): Richard Baker
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Frankenstein

Derek Jacobi continues a six-part reading of Mary Shelley 's classic gothic horror tale. 2: A Murder and a Trial


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Mary Shelley

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session from Fine Arts Brass


Unknown: Frank Renton

: David Jacobs

With Easy Does It.

: Sheridan Morley

With the Radio 2 Arts Programme.
A weekly roundup from the arts world.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley

: Lynn Parsons

Including at 2.30
Pause for Thought
With Janey Lee Grace.


Unknown: Janey Lee Grace.

: Lata Sharma

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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