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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought withGopinderKaur.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Ken Bruce

Including Tracks of My Years, in which a celebrity picks their ten favourite tunes.

: Jeremy Vine

: Johnnie Walker

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with vocalists Claire Moore and John Barrowman.
Presented by Richard Baker , live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Claire Moore
Unknown: John Barrowman.
Presented By: Richard Baker

: The BlackpoolIlluminations

A live broadcast from
Blackpool to mark the switching-on of the annual lights spectacle, first staged in 1912 in honour of Queen
Victoria's daughter Princess Louise's visit to the town.
Presented by Mark Radcliffe , with McRy, SwingOut Sister,
Darren Hayes and Lemar, and a special celebrity guest to throw the Illuminations switch.
Producer John Leonard


Presented By: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Darren Hayes
Producer: John Leonard

: Listen to the Band

Stephen Malcolm conducts the Reg Vardy (Ever Ready) Band from County Durham.


Unknown: Stephen Malcolm
Unknown: Reg Vardy

: The Green Room

Tim Marlow sits in for
Mariella Frostrup this week with a guide to the current arts, including reviews, music and features. Go to www.radiotimes.com today for guest details


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Bob Harris

Bob Harris makes his first appearance in this new midnight slot, in which he showcases his own mix of new recordings and classics from the BBC archives.
Producer Liza Wallis
And at 2.30am Pause for Thought with Chris Mann.


Unknown: Bob Harris
Producer: Liza Wallis
Unknown: Chris Mann.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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