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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with John Florance.


Unknown: John Florance.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Clare Teal's Jazz Divas

2/6. Jazz vocalist Clare Teal celebrates some of the most distinctive female singers in her field. She continues with a tribute to jazz, blues, R&B and pop star Dinah Washington , who in 1963 died, aged 39, of an allegedly accidental overdose of diet pills and alcohol. Married seven times, her singularly dramatic sound influenced generations of soul and R&B singers. Defining tracks include What a Diff'rence a Day Makes,
Mad about the Boy, September in the Rain and, with Brook Benton , Baby (You've Got What It Takes).


Unknown: Clare Teal
Unknown: Dinah Washington
Unknown: Brook Benton

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with tenor Nicky Spence and guitarist Randy Napoleon , live from London's Mermaid Theatre. Presented by Paul Gambaccini.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Tenor: Nicky Spence
Guitarist: Randy Napoleon
Presented By: Paul Gambaccini.

: 1, Claudius

Derek Jacobi reads an abridged version of Robert Graves's 1934 novel about the Roman Emperor Claudius, whom Jacobi portrayed over 30 years ago in the BBC's hugely successful drama series.
2/8. The story continues with the birth of Claudius and the murder of his father, among others. Abridged by Tamsin Collison


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Abridged By: Tamsin Collison

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the final programme from the Brass In
Concert Championship, held last month at the Sage, Gateshead.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Culture show in which
Matthew Wright looks at the current arts.


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with the Rev Georgie Baxendale.


Unknown: Georgie Baxendale.

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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