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: Lynn Parsons

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Philip North.


Unknown: Philip North.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the


: Stuart Maconie

: Hubert Gregg

A warm nod to the film, theatre and music of yesteryear.
This edition features Cicely Courtneidge , Carl Brisson , Deanna Durbin ,
Leslie Phillips , Gertrude Lawrence and Django Reinhardt.


Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Carl Brisson
Unknown: Deanna Durbin
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Gertrude Lawrence
Unknown: Django Reinhardt.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Featuring the BBC Concert
Orchestra with special guest artists, live from London's Mermaid Theatre.
Presented by Brian Kay.


Presented By: Brian Kay.

: Catch-22

Adaptation of Joseph Heller 's 1961 anti-war satire, read by William Hootkins.
5: Captain Yossarian's crisis of confidence is explained and bigger issues loom. Abridged by Peter Mackie


Unknown: Joseph Heller
Read By: William Hootkins.
Abridged By: Peter MacKie

: Listen to the Band

Featuring a session from the National Champions of Great Britain-the Fairey Band conducted by Bryan Hurdley.


Conducted By: Bryan Hurdley.

: Sassy - the SarahVaughan Story

Series in which Cleo Laine profiles jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan , whom
Ella Fitzgerald once described as "the greatest singing talent in the world". Featuring archive material and an exclusive interview with singer Gene Lees.


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Sarah Vaughan
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Singer: Gene Lees.

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

Sheridan Morley with news from the performing arts.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Sybil Ruscoe

At 2.30am Pause for
Thought with Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

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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