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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Marcus Freed.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details

: Stuart Maconie

Including at 5.55 Party Election Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Democrats.

: Desmond Carrington - After Seven

4/4. Desmond Carrington recalls the careers of entertainers who caught the public's attention with their distinctive style. The series winds down with a profile of wartime singing sensation Vera Lynn , whose radio series
Sincerely Yours - broadcast to servicemen and women overseas during the Second World War - helped earn her the title of "the Forces' Sweetheart". Her signature hits include White Cliffs of Dover and We'll Meet Again, featured here alongside other hits and extracts from a recent interview with Desmond Carrington in her Sussex home.


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Desmond Carrington

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a selection of light music, with soprano Yvonne Barclay , tenor Sean Ruane and pianist Alistair Young. Presented by Brian Kay.


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Soprano: Yvonne Barclay
Tenor: Sean Ruane
Pianist: Alistair Young.
Presented By: Brian Kay.

: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Corin Redgrave reads an abridged version of George Orwell 's 1949 tale of an omnipresent political state known as Big Brother.
3/8. Winston Smith is secretly handed a love note by the girl he'd suspected was following him. Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Winston Smith
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: Listen to the Band

Brass specialist Frank Renton airs a selection of listeners' requests.


Presenter: Frank Renton

: The Green Room

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

: 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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