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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for
Thought with Mary Steele.


Unknown: Mary Steele.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with John Rackley.


Unknown: John Rackley.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

: Johnnie Walker

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, live from the BBC
Hippodrome in London, with guest singers Mary Hegarty and baritone Jeffrey Black , and the Charleston Chasers.
Presented by Brian Kay.


Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Singers: Mary Hegarty
Baritone: Jeffrey Black
Presented By: Brian Kay.

: King Solomon's Mines

An adaptation of H Rider
Haggard's classic adventure, read by Edward Woodward. 5: Quatermain and his two companions vow to help the Zulu Umbopa depose the fearsome usurper Twala. Abridged by Peter Mackie


Read By: Edward Woodward.
Unknown: Zulu Umbopa
Abridged By: Peter MacKie

: Listen to the Band

Featuring the Cory Band, conducted by Robert Childs. Presented by Frank Renton.


Conducted By: Robert Childs.
Presented By: Frank Renton.

: The Best Things in Life

Series in which Don Black pays tribute to the successful songwritingtrio Henderson-DeSylva-Brown (Ray, Buddy and Lew) whose early 20th-century career left a legacy of popular standards. 3: Mr Brown and Mr Henderson. A first-time duo partnership results in songs like Bye Bye, Blackbird. With music from Perry Como , Dean Martin , Brenda Lee andMaxBygraves.


Unknown: Don Black
Unknown: Mr Brown
Unknown: Mr Henderson.
Unknown: Perry Como
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Brenda Lee

: Sheridan Morley

With the Radio 2 Arts

: Lynn Parsons At 2.30 Pause for Thought

with the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Janey Lee Grace

Radio 2: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/

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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