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: Sarah Kennedy

With the Dawn Patrol.
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's papers. Including at 6.15
Pause for Thought with Derek Browning.


Unknown: Derek Browning.

: Wake Up to Wogan

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


Unknown: Father Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

Music and entertainment, including the Pop Master quiz and the Headline Hunt.
E-MAIL: [address removed]
FAX: [number removed]

: Jimmy Young

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

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

: Richard Allinson

News, views, music, the Mystery Voice
Competition, sport and regular travel updates.

: Jolson Sings Again

Michael Freedland presents a series telling the story of entertainer Al Jolson.
This penultimate programme traces Jolson's career in blackface. With contributions from Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Jimmy Walker, George Jessel and George Burns, plus music from Bert Williams, Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson.


Presenter: Michael Freedland
Interviewee: Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Interviewee: Jimmy Walker
Interviewee: George Jessel
Interviewee: George Burns

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Brian Kay introduces the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Wilson and led by Martin Loveday, with guest artists violinist Andrew Haveron, and singers Richard Stilgoe and Peter Skellern. (R)


Presenter: Brian Kay
Musicians: BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: John Wilson
Leader: Martin Loveday
Violinist: Andrew Haveron
Singer: Richard Stilgoe
Singer: Peter Skellern.
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Porterhouse Blue

Anton Lesser continues a nine-part reading of Tom Sharpe 's satire set in Cambridge University. 8: Skullion goes on television.
Abridged by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Abridged By: Jane Marshall

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session by the Yorkshire Building Society Band.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Capitol Story

Stan Freberg concludes a celebration of the Capitol record label. Producer Graham Pass


Unknown: Stan Freberg

: Sheridan Morley

With the Radio 2 Arts

: Nicky Horne

Including at 2.30 Pause for Thought with Faris Badawi.


Presenter: Nicky Horne
Speaker (Pause for Thought): Faris Badawi

: Janey Lee Grace

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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