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: Alex Lester

With the Dawn Patrol.
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: WakeUptoWogan

: Pause for Thought

With Mohammed Akram
Khan Cheema.


Unknown: Mohammed Akram
Unknown: Khan Cheema.

: Jimmy Young

: Ed Stewart

The latest entertainment news, a Brain Buster, the Friday final of the Accumulator Quiz. Plus regular travel updates. E-MAIL: [address removed]

: Des Lynam

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

: Morleyatthe Musicals

Sheridan Morley presents a series telling the story of the stage musical.
2: The Musical and Shakespeare.
Focusing on hits like Kiss Me Kate, The
Boys from Syracuse and West Side Story, as well as shows inspired by other Shakespearean themes. Producer Stella Hanson


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Stella Hanson

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Introduced by Richard Baker from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London.
Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with guest artists Lisa Hull , Jeff Hooper , pianist Barry Booth and tenor saxophonist lain Dixon. At 8.15, during the interval, Richard Baker introduces music on disc from the Cambridge Singers. Producer Alan Boyd


Introduced By: Richard Baker
Artists: Lisa Hull
Pianist: Jeff Hooper
Pianist: Barry Booth
Introduces: Richard Baker
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Frankenstein

Derek Jacobi continues a six-part reading of Mary Shelley 's classic horror tale. 5: Sworn enemies.


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Mary Shelley

: Listen to the Band

With Frank Renton.


Unknown: Frank Renton.

: 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. Tonight, he and his team tackle the question: "Why suffering?"


Unknown: Trevor Barnes

: Lynn Parsons

Including at 2.30am Pause for Thought
With Janey Lee Grace.


Unknown: Janey Lee Grace.

: Lata Sharma

A morning mix of music, chat, news and views.

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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