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: Don Maclean

Says Good Morning Sunday and welcomes his special guest, singer Ricky Valance.


Singer: Ricky Valance.

: Desmond Carrington

With Radio 2 All-Time Greats.

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

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall continues the centenary tribute to George Gershwin , with this programme including contributions from PG
Wodehouse, Larry Adler and Edward G Robinson.


Unknown: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Edward G Robinson.

: The Crooners

Michael Ball presents a guide to crooning, featuring some of the all-time great practitioners. 4: The Feel-Good Fifties. This afternoon's programme highlights the new breed of male vocalist who became the first teen idols of the fifties.
Featuring Frankie Laine ,
Johnnie Ray and Eddie Fisher.


Unknown: Frankie Laine
Unknown: Johnnie Ray
Unknown: Eddie Fisher.

: 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 Columba's Church, Ayr.
Musical director the Rev Nicholas Wetherall. Organist Nancy Turner


Unknown: Roger Royle
Organist: Nicholas Wetherall.
Organist: Nancy Turner

: Alan Keith

With Your Hundred Best Tunes.

: Malcolm Laycock

Dance and big band music.

: The David Jacobs Collection

Easy-listening music, album reviews and a chance to win a birthday book.

: 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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