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: Alex Lester

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with William Radice.


Unknown: William Radice.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Ken Bruce

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

: Jimmy Young

Talking to the people who make the news.

: Johnnie Walker

News, views, music and the Mystery Voice Competition.

: NickBarraclough

With New Country, including the latest tunes, news and gossip from Nashville.

: Mike Harding

The latest in folk, roots and acoustic-based music.
Featuring an interview with guitarist Tony McManus. mike.harding@bbc.co.uk


Guitarist: Tony McManus.

: Andy Peebles's Soul Show

A new ten-part series in which the 1 DJ shares his soul collection, which features the full range of classics, rare recordings and new releases. Producer John Leonard


Producer: John Leonard

: A Beginner's Guide to the Blues: 4: Bessie Smith

Paul Jones profiles six blues greats who were instrumental in defining post-war blues.
A tribute to the "Empress of the Blues", the unpolished, uninhibited singer who, in 1923, became the first major jazz and blues recording artist and remains to this day one of the most powerful voices on record. Among the classics are St Louis Blues, Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl and Alexander's Ragtime Band.


Presenter: Paul Jones

: Lynn Parsons

: Janice Long

At 1.30 Pause for Thought from Scotland.

: Mo Dutta

At 3.30 Pause for Thought from Scotland.

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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