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: Sarah Kennedy

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Gopinder Kaur.


Unknown: Gopinder Kaur.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Ken Bruce

: Brian Hayes

: Steve Wright in the


: Johnnie Walker

: Russell Watson

Series in which the classical crossover star presents recordings of his favourite classical tunes and singers. This edition features works by Handel, Johann Strauss , Canteloube and Bizet, and contrasting versions - by LuisaTetrazzini, Maria Callas and Angela Gheorghiu - of Caro Nome from Verdi's Rigoletto.


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Maria Callas
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: 50 Years of the Chart

A newthree-part series in which chart aficionado
Paul Gambaccini looks at 50 years of UK record sales charts.
1: Charting the Charts
A look back at the transition from sheet music to vinyl recordings for tabulating the sales list. And 50 years of chart milestones and trivia.
Producer Kevin Howlett


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Kevin Howlett

: Blue Note: a Story ofModern Jazz

Series in which George Melly presents the story of Blue
Note Records, the visionary jazz label founded in 1939 and bolstered by a slate of artists unequalled in jazz. This edition recalls the signings of Art Blakey 's
Jazz Messengers,
Herbie Hancock , Dexter Gordon and Wayne Shorter.


Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Art Blakey
Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Dexter Gordon
Unknown: Wayne Shorter.

: Steve Harley

With Sounds of the Seventies.

: Janice Long

At 1.30 Pause for Thought withlftikarAwan.

: Alex Lester

At 3.30 Pause for Thought with Iftikar Awan.


Unknown: Iftikar Awan.

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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