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: Mo Dutta

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought.

: Brian Matthew

With Sounds of the 60s.

: Jonathan Ross

Star guests, listeners' calls and music.

: The Comedy Hour

1.00 The Hislop Vote
Ian Hislop looks back over 40 years of political satire, investigating some of the most contentious aspects of modern politics. Today he plays some of the funniest examples of spoof speeches from the last 40 years, with contributions from
Peter Sellers , Ronnie Barker and the odd politician.
1.30 Half Sketch
The Hole in the Wall
Gang present more bizarre characters and satirical interpretations of life.


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Ronnie Barker

: Alan Freeman

With Pick of the Pops. Classic chart rundowns from the past 40 years.

: The Saturday MusicShow

With Janice Long.

: Paul Gambaccini

With America's
Greatest Hits. Music from the US charts of this week and the last fourdecades.

: A Good Year for theRoses - Elvis Costello

A candid look at one of the most influential figures in music.
Presented by Peter Curran.
Producer Chns Whatmough


Presented By: Peter Curran.

: Elvis Costello inConcert

Part two of a concert recorded at Newcastle City Hall. Presented by Richard Allinson.
Producer Sarah Gaston


Presented By: Richard Allinson.
Producer: Sarah Gaston

: Lionel Richie's SoulSelection

Lionel Richie presents a series of soul, R'n'B and musical anecdotes. This programme features music from artists such as KC and the Sunshine Band,
Des'ree, Sam and Dave and the legendary Marvin Gaye.


Unknown: Lionel Richie
Unknown: Marvin Gaye.

: Bob Harris

A broad range of adult-oriented rock music, old and new.

: Lynn Parsons

Including at 2.30
Pause for Thought with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Mo Dutta

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

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.

BBC Guidance

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