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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought. With Nawal Prinja.


Unknown: Nawal Prinja.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought.


DJ: Terry Wogan

: Alex Lester

: Jimmy Young

: Richard Allinson

Guests and music.

: The Michael Feinstein Songbook

This programme focuses on songwriter Jerry Bock, creator of Fiddler on the Roof.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

From Lincoln Cathedral.
Tonight's programme is broadcast in conjuction with the RSPB and is presented by Brian Kay. With the BBC Concert
Orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth and guest artists Sally Burgess , Jeffrey Black , Cantamus Girls' Choir and the Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir. During the interval
Sir Nigel Hawthorne explores the Lincolnshire coastline.
Producer Alan Boyd


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth
Artists: Sally Burgess
Artists: Jeffrey Black
Unknown: Sir Nigel Hawthorne
Producer: Alan Boyd

: The Third Man: 1: He Was the Best Friend I Ever Had

Robert Powell begins a new nine-part reading of Graham Greene's gripping tale set in Vienna after the Second World War.


Author: Graham Greene
Producer/Abridged by: Paul Kent
Reader: Robert Powell

: Listen to the Band

With Frank Renton.


Unknown: Frank Renton.

: Backroom Boys

Michael Ball presents a series on the artists who have influenced the way we think of popular vocal music.
2: Jacques Brel.
Tonight: one of the most powerful songwriters to come out of Europe.
With contributions from Dionne Warwick , Scott Walker and David Bowie. Plus an interview with Brel's daughter.


Unknown: Dionne Warwick
Unknown: Scott Walker
Unknown: David Bowie.

: What Sikhs Believe

The 300th anniversary of the calling of the five "beloved ones" - Khalsa - sees Trevor Barnes entering Sikh communities to find out what the teachings mean for Sikhs living in Britain today.


Presenter: Trevor Barnes
Producer: David Coomes

: Sheridan Morley

A weekly roundup of arts news.

: Nicky Horne

Including at 2.30 Pause for Thought.

: Jackie Bird

Music, 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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