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: Alex Lester

Sitting in for Sarah Kennedy all week. Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with the Bishop of Wakefield.


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Rabbi YY Rubinstein.


Unknown: Rabbi Yy Rubinstein.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

Sitting in for Jimmy Young all week.


Presenter: Jeremy Vine

: Johnnie Walker

News, views, music and the Mystery Voice Competition.

: The Album Chart Showwith Simon Mayo

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

: Humphrey Lyttetton

With the Best of Jazz.
Featuring rare recordings, classics and new releases.

: Live from the Stables

A series in which Cleo Laine and John Dankworth share their enthusiasm for contemporary big band jazz. This edition features Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and UK jazz singer Kate Dimbleby.


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Keith Emerson
Singer: Kate Dimbleby

: Big Band Special

Featuring the BBC Big Band, conducted by Jiggs Whigham. Presented by Stacey Kent.


Conducted By: Jiggs Whigham.
Presented By: Stacey Kent.

: Richard Allinson

Music and competitions.
E-MAIL: [address removed]

: Janice Long

At 1.30 Pause for Thought with Stewart Henderson.


Unknown: Stewart Henderson.

: Tim Smith

Sits in for Alex Lester all week.
At 3.30 Pause for Thought with Stewart Henderson.


Unknown: Alex Lester
Unknown: Stewart Henderson.

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

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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