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: Sarah Kennedy

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with William Radice.


Unknown: William Radice.

: Johnnie Walker

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Murray Grant.


Unknown: Murray Grant.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

: Blue Skies: the IrvingBerlin Story

Henry Goodman profiles
Irving Berlin, whose classic all-American songs include Cheek to Cheek, White
Christmas and Alexander's
Ragtime Band.
3: Berlin the Composer
Berlin's brilliant songwriting belied a background of minimal music education.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth , with soprano Deborah Norman and tenor Justin Lavender.
Presented by Brian Kay.


Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth
Soprano: Deborah Norman
Tenor: Justin Lavender.
Presented By: Brian Kay.

: The Scarlet Pimpernel

Adaptation of Baroness Emma Orczy 's classic tale, read by Damian Lewis.
5: Lady Blakeney realises she has betrayed her husband. Abridged by Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Baroness Emma Orczy
Read By: Damian Lewis.
Abridged By: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Listen to the Band

Second of three programmes from the European Brass Band Championships in Bergen, Norway. Presented by Frank Renton.


Presented By: Frank Renton.

: Ball over Broadway

A new six-part series in which Michael Ball reports on the latest Broadway productions. 1: A look at the staging of the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Producer David Roper


Unknown: Michael Ball
Producer: David Roper

: Chris Hawkins

At 2.30am Pause for
Thought with Frank Topping.

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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