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: Sarah Kennedy

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Lalitavira.

: Richard Allinson

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

Live from the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall atthe 39th Cambridge Folk Festival.


Unknown: Hinton Hall

: Hubert Gregg

A warm nod to the film, theatre and music of yesteryear.
This edition features Burns and Allen, Maurice Chevalier , Douglas Fairbanks Jr,
Art Tatum and Jessie Matthews.


Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Art Tatum
Unknown: Jessie Matthews.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with soprano Giselle Minns and baritone William Allenby. Presented by Brian Kay.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Soprano: Giselle Minns
Baritone: William Allenby.
Presented By: Brian Kay.

: Catch-22

Adaptation of Joseph Heller 's 1961 anti-war satire. read by William Hootkins. 8: Yossarian may have stumbled on the meaning of catch-22 in thisfinal episode. Abridged by Peter Mackie


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

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the Cory Band conducted by Robert Childs.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Robert Childs.

: Sassy - the SarahVaughan Story

Cleo Laine concludes a profile of jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan , featuring archive material and exclusive interviews with Vaughan's friends Robert Richards and Annie Ross and daughter Paris Vaughan-Courtnall.


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Sarah Vaughan
Unknown: Robert Richards
Unknown: Annie Ross

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

With Sheridan Morley.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley.

: Sybil Ruscoe

At 2.30am Pause for Thought with Andrew Greystone.


Unknown: Andrew Greystone.

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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