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: Sarah Kennedy

With the Dawn Patrol.

: 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 and great music.

: A Very British Story

Michael Freedland concludes a four-part personal exploration of the British film industry over the last 60 years. In this programme, he looks at the film output of the famous Ealing Studios. With contributions from Sir
John Mills , Larry Adler , Sir Michael Balcon ,
Alexander Mackendrick , Jack Gold ,
Christopher Lee and Sir Sidney Samuelson. Producer Neil Rosser


Unknown: Michael Freedland
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Michael Balcon
Unknown: Alexander MacKendrick
Unknown: Jack Gold
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Sidney Samuelson.
Producer: Neil Rosser

: Friday Night Is Music Night

From the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Ken Bruce introduces the BBC Concert
Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe , with guest artists Lee Gibson , Darryl Knock and pianist
Geoff Eales. At 8.15, during the interval, Richard Baker introduces music on disc from the Cheltenham Bach
Choir, conducted by Brian Kay. Producer Alan Boyd


Introduces: Ken Bruce
Conducted By: Richard Balcombe
Artists: Lee Gibson
Artists: Darryl Knock
Pianist: Geoff Eales.
Introduces: Richard Baker
Conducted By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Frankenstein

Derek Jacobi continues a six-part reading of Mary Shelley 's gothic horror tale. 3: Frankenstein confronts the monster.


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Mary Shelley

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents extracts of a concert given by the National Youth Brass
Band of Scotland, recorded at Younger Hall, St Andrews.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: St Andrews.

: David Jacobs

With Easy Does It.

: Believe It or Not

Trevor Barnes takes a look at some of the fundamental questions of faith with the help of experts. In this programme, he and his team tackle the question: "What is the purpose of sex?"


Unknown: Trevor Barnes

: Lynn Parsons

Including at 2.30am 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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