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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Mary Steel.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

: The Man That Got Away -the Harold Arlen Story

2/4. Jazz singer Claire Martin celebrates the centenary of the birth of songwriter and composer Harold Arlen , who died in 1986. His classics include Stormy Weather That Old Black Magic, The Man That Got Away and, famously,
Over the Rainbow. Featuring new interviews with Ed Jablonski , biographer
john Lahr and Richard Rodney Bennett , who takes to the piano to illustrate Arlen's art and style, particularly in his Cotton Club revues. Written by Adrian Edwards. Producers Adrian Edwards and Mark Rowles


Singer: Claire Martin
Unknown: Harold Arlen
Unknown: Ed Jablonski
Unknown: John Lahr
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Written By: Adrian Edwards.
Producers: Adrian Edwards
Producers: Mark Rowles

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with soprano Alison Buchanan , tenor Bonaventura Bottone and pianist Artur Pizarro , live from LSOSt Luke 's in London.
Presented by Helen Mayhew.


Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Soprano: Alison Buchanan
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Pianist: Artur Pizarro
Unknown: Lsost Luke
Presented By: Helen Mayhew.

: Decline and Fall

A repeat of an abridged version of Evelyn Waugh 's satire, published in 1928 and read here by Rik Mayall. 2/8. A skint Pennyfeather is forced to find employment as a schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle.
Abridged by Neville Taylor


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Rik Mayall.
Abridged By: Neville Taylor

: BBC Radio 2 Young BrassSoloist 2005

Frank Renton presents the second semi-final of Radio 2's Young Brass Soloist competition. Accompanied by the Fodens Band, contestants - aged from 14 to 20 years - perform a wide range of music.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Green Room

Mariella Frostrup with arts news. Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details

: Bob Harris

With live sessions from the archive. At 2.30am Pause for Thought with Father John Fitzsimmons in Scotland.


Unknown: Father John Fitzsimmons

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.

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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.

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