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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Chris Eyden.


Unknown: Chris Eyden.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Johnnie Walker

: Desmond Carrington

6/6. Desmond Carrington profiles six historically significant entertainers from the worlds of cabaret, nightclub, revue and theatre. He concludes his survey with a tribute to the inimitable character actress, comedian and singer Joyce Grenfell , who died in 1979, aged 69. She remains lovingly remembered for her galumphing roles in the St Trinian's films and The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950), TV's Face the Music, and countless songs and monologues written with Richard Addinsell.


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Singer: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Richard Addinsell.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Another chance to hear a special concert featuring Donny Osmond and Beth Nielsen Chapman with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler , recorded at Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre. Ken Bruce presents.


Unknown: Donny Osmond
Unknown: Beth Nielsen Chapman
Conducted By: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Ken Bruce

: The Woman in White

Actor Dougray Scott reads an abridged version of Wilkie Colllins 's atmospheric gothic thriller.
8/8. Walter attempts to extract a true confession from Count Fosco and re-establish his wife's identity. Abridged by Paul Kent


Unknown: Dougray Scott
Unknown: Wilkie Colllins
Abridged By: Paul Kent

: Listen to the Band

Roy Curran conducts the Wingates Band of Bolton, Lancashire.


Unknown: Roy Curran

: The Green Room

Mariella Frostrup with arts news, including a preview of upcoming seasonal events around the UK.
Go to www.radiotimes.com today for guest details

: Bob Harris

Featuring archive sessions.
At 2.30am Pause for Thought with Buddhist nun Kelsang Machig.


Unknown: Kelsang MacHig.

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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