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: Sarah Kennedy

With the Dawn Patrol.
Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with John Florance.


Unknown: John Florance.

: Wake Up to WOIJan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Ken Bruce

And in Tracks of My Years,
Coldplay members Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland each pick one last favourite track.


Unknown: Chris Martin
Unknown: Jonny Buckland

: Brian Hayes

Talking to people in the news.

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Current hits and oldies, plus the chance to test your knowledge of popular culture in the Big Quiz.

: Stuart Maconie

Sitting in for Johnnie Walker , with news, views, music, sport and regular travel updates.


Unknown: Johnnie Walker

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Another chance to hear
Michael Buble in concert with the BBC
Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe and recorded earlier this year in London.
Presented by Helen Mayhew.


Unknown: Michael Buble
Conducted By: Richard Balcombe
Presented By: Helen Mayhew.

: Blackpool Illuminations

A live broadcast from
Blackpool to mark the switching-on of the annual lights spectacle, first staged in 1912 in honour of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise's visit to the town. Radio 2 welcomes some of the top names in pop to the ceremony, including McFly,
Rachel Stevens , Lee Ryan and Erasure, and a special celebrity guest to throw the switch, turning on the famous illuminations along six miles of promenade. Producer John Leonard


Unknown: Rachel Stevens
Unknown: Lee Ryan
Producer: John Leonard

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton introduces a studio session from the Central Band of the Royal British Legion, conducted by Ted Whealing.


Introduces: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Ted Whealing.

: The Green Room

Mariella Frostrup with news, interviews, reviews and live music from the current arts.
Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Bob Harris

Featuring archive sessions.
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.

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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