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: Sarah Kennedy

And at 6.15 Pause for
Thought with Andy Perry.


Unknown: Andy Perry.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Father Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Father Brian D'Arcy.

: Ken Bruce

Including the Pop Master
Quiz and Tracks of My Years, in which a celebrity picks their ten favourite tunes.

: Jimmy Young

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

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon


DJ: Steve Wright

: Johnnie Walker

: The Album Chart Show with Simon Mayo

Featuring the week's 20 top sellers, a preview of new releases and star interviews.

: Humphrey Lyttelton

With the Best of Jazz.


Unknown: Best Of Jazz.

: Chris Barber's JazzDiaries

Series in which Chris Barber recalls seven key years in jazz history. This edition rewinds to 1959, the year in which Barber's band had a hit with Petite Fleur. Other significant releases included John Coltrane 's Giant Steps and Dave Brubeck 's TimeOut, which featured Take Five, jazz's biggest ever pop hit.


Unknown: Chris Barber
Unknown: Petite Fleur.
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Dave Brubeck

: Big Band Special

Featuring the BBC Big Band, conducted by Jiggs Whigam , in a concert recorded last month at the Regentbau in Bad Kissingen, Germany, with guest vocalist Bill Ramsey. Presented by Stacey Kent.


Conducted By: Jiggs Whigam
Unknown: Bill Ramsey.
Presented By: Stacey Kent.

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought with Adrian Pass.


Unknown: Adrian Pass.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30 Pause for
Thought with Adrian Pass.


Unknown: Adrian Pass.

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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