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: Alex Lester

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Marcus Freed.

: Richard Allinson

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Johnnie Walker

: Sentimental Journey - the Life of Doris Day

2/4. Richard Niles profiles Doris Kappelhoff who, as the determinedly cheery Doris Day, dominated the silver screens and airwaves in the late 40s, 50s and early 60s. This edition recalls the wartime classic Sentimental Journey - her 1944 breakthrough number one with the Les Brown Band - and her top-billed 1948 movie debut in Michael Curtiz's Romance on the High Seas.


Presenter: Richard Niles
Producer: Fiona Croall

: Music Live: Friday Night Is Music Night

A special edition showcasing the songs from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim (Follies, Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music and Into the Woods). John Wilson conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests Maria Ewing, Brian Kennedy and Jacqui Dankworth. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.


Presenter: Petroc Trelawny
Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Maria Ewing
Unknown: Brian Kennedy
Unknown: Jacqui Dankworth

: Cry the Beloved Country

David Harewood reads an abridged version of Alan Paton 's novel of South Africa in the 1940s. 2/6. The Reverend Stephen Kumalo searches for his son.
Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: David Harewood
Unknown: Alan Paton
Unknown: Stephen Kumalo
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, Britannia Royal Naval College, under Captain Mick Dowrick.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: Captain Mick Dowrick.

: The Green Room

Mariella Frostrup offers a guide to the current arts scene. Go to [web address removed] today for guest details.


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup

: Sybil Ruscoe

And at 2.30am Pause for Thought with Stewart Henderson.


Unknown: Stewart Henderson.

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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