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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Norman Steele.


Unknown: Norman Steele.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Roger Royle.


Unknown: Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Mark Goodier

: You Send Me - the Sam Cooke Story

4/4. Paul Gambaccini concludes a profile of soul giant Sam Cooke. A Change Is Gonna Come
A look at Cooke's mysterious death from a gunshot wound in 1964, his role in the civil-rights movement and his fine legacy.


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Sam Cooke.

: Michael Ball on Christmas Eve

An exclusive concert featuring
West End star Michael Ball , who is joined by special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Callum McLeod at Edinburgh's Usher Hall. Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Michael Ball
Conducted By: Callum McLeod
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Jakefest - a Tribute to Jack Thackray

Victor Lewis-Smith presents a poignant tribute to troubador-like singer/songwriter Jack Thackray , who died two years ago today.
Featuring interviews with friends, and rarely aired performances. Producer Graham Pass


Unknown: Victor Lewis-Smith
Songwriter: Jack Thackray
Producer: Graham Pass

: Mary, Mary

Actress Fiona Shaw reassesses the Virgin Mary , from her working-class Jewish roots to her status as an iconic figure who is referred to even more times in the Koran than in the Bible. Shaw talks to biblical scholars, historians and religious leaders for a more challenging portrait of the mother of Jesus. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Actress Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Carols by Candlelight

Stephen Williams directs the Chapter House Choir of York
Minster. With Howard Goodall.
Producer Bob McDowal


Unknown: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Howard Goodall.
Producer: Bob McDowal

: Bob Harris

And at 2.30am Pause for Thought with the Rt Rev Jack Nicholls.


Unknown: Jack Nicholls.

: Helen Mayhaw

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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