• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Sarah Kennedy

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

: Pause for Thought

With Guy Hall.


Unknown: Guy Hall.

: Pause for Thought

With Father Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Father Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

Featuring classic hits, new chart breakers, love songs, the Headline Hunt and the Pop Master quiz.

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news.

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

New and classic music and a chance to test your knowledge of popular culture in the Big Quiz.

: Richard Allinson

Star guests, sports news and great music.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Introduced by Ken Bruce from the Tower Circus, Blackpool
. Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, with special guests Hinge and Bracket, Cannon and Ball, and Gerard Kenny. Producer Bridget Apps


Introduced By: Ken Bruce
Unknown: . Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Gerard Kenny.
Producer: Bridget Apps

: The Blackpool Illuminations

A live concert to mark the switching-on of the 1999 Blackpool illuminations by former Take That star Gary Barlow. Also featuring
Martine McCutcheon , Boy George and Culture Club, and Beverley Craven. Producer John Leonard


Unknown: Gary Barlow.
Unknown: Martine McCutcheon
Unknown: Boy George
Unknown: Beverley Craven.
Producer: John Leonard

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton launches the search for the Radio 2 Youth
Brass Band of the New


Unknown: Frank Renton

: Let's Face the Music - Irving Berlin and the American Century

David Jacobs presents a six-part series exploring the life of Irving Berlin, who, despite having no musical education, wrote many of this century's most famous songs. 1: From Israel Baline to Irving BerlinProducer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Sheridan Morley

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

: Nicky Horne

Including at 2.30 Pause for Thought.


Presenter: Nicky Horne

: Janey Lee Grace

Music and conversation.

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.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel