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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with John Florance.


Unknown: John Florance.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Go to www.radiotimes.com today for guest details

: Johnnie Walker

: Classical Feast

2/8. Actor Tony Robinson presents a selection of classical favourites, augmented by anecdotes. Featuring music by Wagner, Bach, Strauss, Ravel and Vaughan Williams.


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Vox Pop

New series 1/4. Four highly opinionated pop observers - Fi Glover, Charles Hazlewood, David Hepworth and Paul Morley - commentate on aspects of the genre. The series kicks off with Fi Glover, who sets out to determine the inexplicable appeal of the power ballad, a peculiarly North American invention that continues to have an undeniable pull with the record-buying public while inducing bile in those who prefer their ballads less syrupy and overblown. Tim Rice, Lionel Richie and Chris De Burgh are among the contributors.
Producers Tom Fenner and Paul Rodgers


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: David Hepworth
Unknown: Paul Morley
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Lionel Richie
Producers: Tom Fenner
Producers: Paul Rodgers

: Empress of the Blues

2/6. 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.


Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Bessie Smith

: Sounds of the 70s

With Steve Harley.


Unknown: Steve Harley.

: Mark Radcliffe

: Janice Long

At 1.30am Pause fof Thought with Tim Turvey.


Unknown: Tim Turvey.

: 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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