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: Sarah Kennedy

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Adrian Smith.


Unknown: Adrian Smith.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Dhamachari Nagaraja.


Unknown: DhamacHari Nagaraja.

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

: Johnnie Walker

: He's Playing Our Song - the Music of Marvin Hamlisch: 4: Nobody Does It Better

David Jacobs pays tribute to the versatile composer.
A look at Hamlisch's music for films, including The Spy Who Loved Me, featuring Carly Simon's Bond classic.


Presenter: David Jacobs

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with mezzo Louise Crane , tenor Justin Lavender and pianist Roderick Elms. Presented by Brian Kay.


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Tenor: Louise Crane
Tenor: Justin Lavender
Pianist: Roderick Elms.
Presented By: Brian Kay.

: The Count of Monte Cristo

Tim Pigott-Smith reads from the classic adventure.
5: Paris. Dantes poses as the count of Monte Cristo.
Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents more coverage of the European Brass Band Championships.


Presenter: Frank Renton

: The Torch Singers

A new series in which Eartha Kitt profiles six of the great torch singers. Their music is infused with their own real-life suffering, so that art and life mingle with bitter-sweet irony. This inaugural edition recalls nightclub sensation Helen Morgan, who died an alcoholic in 1941, aged 41.


Presenter: Eartha Kitt
Producer: Neil Rosser

: Chris Hawkins

And at 2.30 Pause for Thought with Youila Taliadorou.


Unknown: Youila Taliadorou.

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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