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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Jonathan Romain.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

And in Tracks of My Years, R&Binfluenced singer Jamelia picks two final favourite recordings.

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Clare Teal's Jazz Divas

4/6. Jazz vocalist Clare Teal pays tribute to some of the most distinctive female singers in her field. She continues with four celebrated American vocalists named Helen, including Helen Ward (1913-98), Helen Forrest
(1917-99), Helen O'Connell (1920-93) and Helen Merrill (born 1930).


Unknown: Clare Teal
Unknown: Helen Ward
Unknown: Helen Forrest
Unknown: Helen O'Connell
Unknown: Helen Merrill

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Mike Dixon conducts the BBC
Concert Orchestra, live from London's Mermaid's Theatre.
Guests include BBC Radio 2's
Voice of Musical Theatre 2007,
Aimee Atkinson , and jazz pianist Geoff Eales and his trio.
Presented by Ken Bruce.


Unknown: Mike Dixon
Unknown: Aimee Atkinson
Pianist: Geoff Eales
Presented By: Ken Bruce.

: 1, Claudius

4/8. 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.
Abridged by Tamsin Collison


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Abridged By: Tamsin Collison

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session from the Rothwell Temperance
Band, conducted by Dave Roberts.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Dave Roberts.

: The Weekender

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


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

New music, guests and banter.

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with Katy Radford.


Unknown: Katy Radford.

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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