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: Lynn Parsons

With the Dawn Patrol.
Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Ranchor Prime.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Rose Hudson Wilkin.


Unknown: Rose Hudson Wilkin.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Johnnie Walker

: Desmond Carrington -After Seven

2/4. Broadcasting veteran
Desmond Carrington recalls the careers of entertainers who caught the public's attention with their distinctive style. The series continues with a profile of stage and screen star Lena Home, whose black image was literally toned down for white audiences throughout her 1940s Hollywood career. Featuring several of Home's recordings and a few words about her struggle to flaunt her many talents in a prejudiced, white-dominated society. Producer Dave Aylott


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Producer: Dave Aylott

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest singers Joan Viskant and Patrizio Buanne , and pianist Andrew Vinter. Presented by Russell Davies.


Unknown: Gavin Sutherland
Singers: Joan Viskant
Singers: Patrizio Buanne
Pianist: Andrew Vinter.
Presented By: Russell Davies.

: Nineteen Eighty-Four

New series 1/8. Actor Corin Redgrave reads an abridged version of George Orwell 's visionary 1949 tale of an all-powerful totalitarian state known as Big Brother.
1/8. Winston Smith refuses to bow to state control and starts to keep a private diary. Abridged by Neville Teller Producer Clive Stanhope


Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Unknown: George Orwell
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Clive Stanhope

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the internationally famous Black Dyke Band, conducted by Nicholas Childs.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Nicholas Childs.

: The Green Room

Mariella Frostrup with news, interviews, reviews and live music from the current arts.
Go to www.radjotimes.comforguestdetails


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Bob Harris

At 2.30am Pause for Thought with the Rev Gillean Maclean in Scotland.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean

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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