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: Sarah Kennedy

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Vajrsara.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Go to [web address removed] today for guest details

: Bob Harris

: Classical Blend

New series 1/8. Actor
Tony Robinson presents a selection of classical favourites, augmented by anecdotes. This first edition features the music of Prokofiev, Haydn, Walton and Tchaikovsky. Producer Simon Barnett


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Simon Barnett

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains. Standards, pops and classics.

: Sixty Years of Heartache- Britain at War and Peace

Journalist John Simpson assesses the nation's changing attitudes to war and peace since the Second World War, with recollections and insight from, among others, veterans who fought in Korea and Suez, anti-nuclear peace protesters who marched on Aldermaston, and a Gulf War soldierwho killed another man.
Plus a look at the depiction of war in the media and on film. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Empress of the Blues

1/6. George Melly reassesses the legacy of Bessie Smith , the hugely influential blues and jazz singer whose 1920s and 30s recordings - from St Louis Blues to Empty Bed Blues and Alexander's Ragtime Band - remain potent and stirring classics of the genre. This first instalment assesses the impact of "mother of the blues" Ma Rainey, who allegedly kidnapped Smith when she was in a travelling troupe. Melly dispels the myth.


Presenter: George Melly
Producer: Neil Rosser

: Sounds of the 70s

With Steve Harley.


Unknown: Steve Harley.

: Janice Long

At 1.30am Pause for Thought with Sherry Ashworth.


Unknown: Sherry Ashworth.

: Alex Lester

3.30 as 1.30

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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