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: Sarah Kennedy

6.15 Pause for Thought with Chuck Yuill.


Unknown: Chuck Yuill.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Johnnie Walker

: Tears of a Clown -the Story of Smokey Robinson

4/4. Lulu concludes a profile of soul tenor and songwriter William "Smokey" Robinson with a look at his contributions as a live performer, both as lead singer of the Miracles and as a solo artist.
Contributors include Motown supremo Berry Gordy , Temptations manager Shelley Berger , former
Supreme Cindy Birdsong , Motown tunesmith and producer Lamont Dozier and Smokey Robinson.


Unknown: Berry Gordy
Unknown: Shelley Berger
Unknown: Cindy Birdsong
Producer: Lamont Dozier
Producer: Smokey Robinson.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

John Wilson conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a programme devoted exclusively to British light music. Featuring soprano Janis Kelly and guest presenter Roy Hudd , live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: John Wilson
Soprano: Janis Kelly
Presenter: Roy Hudd

: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Sex and the City star
Cynthia Nixon reads an abridged version of Anita Loos 's satirical 1925 novel, which spawned numerous stage and screen adaptations, most famously Howard Hawks's 1953 Hollywood musical comedy starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.
1/8. Miss Lorelei Lee decides that travel is the perfect way to broaden the mind of a young lady. Abridged by Jane Marshall Producer David Roper


Unknown: Cynthia Nixon
Unknown: Anita Loos
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Jane Russell.
Unknown: Miss Lorelei Lee
Abridged By: Jane Marshall
Producer: David Roper

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in concert at Birmingham's Symphony Hall, conducted by Richard Evans.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Richard Evans.

: The Green Room

Arts show with Mariella Frostrup. Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.

: Steve Lamacq

Sitting in for Bob Harris.
And at 2.30am Pause for Thought with the Rev Mary Stallard in Wales.


Unknown: Bob Harris.
Unknown: Mary Stallard

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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