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: Sarah Kennedy

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Graeme Fife.


Unknown: Graeme Fife.

: Richard Allinson

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

: Hubert Gregg

Awarm nod to the film, theatre and music of yesteryear.
This edition features Howard
Keel, Rose Murphy , Yves Montand , Robert Preston , Jeanette MacDonald , Louis Armstrong and Walter Huston.


Unknown: Rose Murphy
Unknown: Yves Montand
Unknown: Robert Preston
Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Walter Huston.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Ken Bruce presents a special edition - the Essential Stage and Screen Spectacular-recorded at the Big Top in Liverpool's Kings Dock. With the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates , and guest stars
Alison Moyet and Jamie Cullum.


Unknown: Ken Bruce
Conducted By: Martin Yates
Unknown: Alison Moyet
Unknown: Jamie Cullum.

: Catch-22

Adaptation of Joseph Heller 's 1961 anti-war satire. read by William Hootkins. 6: Yossarian is back in hospital with a thigh wound. Abridged by Peter Mackie


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

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the Enfield Citadel Band of the Salvation Army conducted by James Williams.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: James Williams.

: Sassy - the SarahVaughan Story

Series in which Cleo Laine profiles jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan. Featuring archive material and exclusive interviews, including in this edition Vaughan's friend and companion Robert Richards.


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Sarah Vaughan.
Unknown: Robert Richards.

: 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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