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: Alex Lester

With the Dawn Patrol.
Including at 6.15
Pause for Thought with UmarHegedus.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Including at 9.15
Pause for Thought with Father Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Father Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news.
PHONE the Comment Line on [number removed] orthe Question Line on [number removed] between
11.45am and 1.45pm

: Johnnie Walker

: Jolson Sings Again

Michael Freedland presents a five-part series telling the story of Al Jolson , who died 50 years ago.
Producer Neil Rosser


Unknown: Michael Freedland
Unknown: Al Jolson
Producer: Neil Rosser

: Friday Night Is MusicNight

Introduced by Brian Kay from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green , London. Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC
ConcertOrchestra, with guest artists Louise Innes , Wyn Pencarregandthe duelling banjos of Martin Kershawand
Keith Nelson. This week's interval features trumpet music on disc from
Maurice Andre and Roger Delmotte. Producer Alan Boyd


Introduced By: Brian Kay
Unknown: Golders Green
Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Artists: Louise Innes
Artists: Wyn Pencarregandthe
Unknown: Martin Kershawand
Unknown: Keith Nelson.
Unknown: Maurice Andre
Unknown: Roger Delmotte.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Porterhouse Blue

Anton Lesser continues a nine-part reading ofTom
Sharpe's satire. 5: Skullion feels threatened.
Abridged by Jane Marshall


Abridged By: Jane Marshall

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session by the JJB Sports Leyland Band under Richard Evans.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: Richard Evans.

: The Capitol Story

Stan Freberg presents a celebration of the Capitol record label. In tonight's programme he looks at the label's comedy output.
Producer Graham Pass


Unknown: Stan Freberg

: Sheridan Morley

With the Radio 2 Arts

: The People's Psalms

A series that places the ancient words of the Psalms in a modern context. This programme, about Psalm 41, looks at charity work, and in particular work done to help the homeless.
Including an interview with the founder of The
Biglssue, John Bird.


Unknown: John Bird.

: Lynn Parsons

Including at 2.30
Pause for Thought.

: Charlie Jordan

Music, fun and frolics.

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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