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: Mo Dutta

And at 6.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Simon Henning.


Unknown: Simon Henning.

: Sounds of the 60s

With Brian Matthew.


Unknown: Brian Matthew.

: Jonathan Ross

Music, banter and special guests. Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details

: The Comedy Hour

The Smith Lectures
4/8. Series showcasing the irreverent
Professor Emeritus Arthur Smith , who this week lectures on the canon of literature in its entirety. He articulates his lesson with archive assistance from Mohammad AN, Mel Brooks , Spike Milligan , Shappi Khorsani , Sid Kipper , Stephen Fry , Hugh Laurie and Peter Cook.
1.30 Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections
6/7. Satirical sketch series with Andy Parsons and Henry Naylor. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Professor Emeritus Arthur Smith
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Shappi Khorsani
Unknown: Sid Kipper
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Peter Cook.
Unknown: Andy Parsons
Unknown: Henry Naylor.

: Dermot O'Leary

: Paul Gambaccini

With America's Greatest Hits.

: The Real Eurovision

In anticipation of tonight's 50th Eurovision Song Contest, Steve Lamacq assesses the state of popular music in France, Spain and Germany (the other three members of Eurovision's "Big Four"). Given our consistent ridiculing of continental pop, Lamacq searches for French,
Spanish and German records that might actually appeal to a British sensibility, and explores the impact of radio quotas and the attempts at cultural preservation abroad. Producer Geoff Jein


Unknown: Steve LamacQ
Producer: Geoff Jein

: Eurovision Song Contest

The 50th annual Eurovision, live from the Palats Sportu in Kiev. Once again Ken Bruce assesses the talent on show, including Great Britain's pop ambassador Javine, who performs Touch My Fire. The competition also airs on BBC1 from 8pm. Producer Paul Walters
Why Wogan loves Euro trash: p31


Unknown: Palats Sportu
Unknown: Ken Bruce
Producer: Paul Walters

: Bob Harris

: Tim Smith

Sitting in for Helen Mayhew. Including at
2.30 Pause for Thought with the Rev Simon Henning in Northern Ireland.


Unknown: Helen Mayhew.
Unknown: Simon Henning

: Mo Dutta

6.15 as 2.30

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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