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: Sally Magnusson

Sitting in for Aled Jones. Guests include socially concerned Scottish folk singer/songwriter Karine Polwart.


Unknown: Aled Jones.
Songwriter: Karine Polwart.

: Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

Romantic requests.

: Clive Anderson

Sits in for Michael Parkinson with music, chat and topical discussion. His guests include former pop idol Donny Osmond and Spamalot star Hannah Waddington , who chooses three tracks.


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Donny Osmond
Unknown: Hannah Waddington

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

A special f ilm-themed programme ahead of tonight's Academy Awards, showcasing this year's Oscar-nominated songs and scores.

: Pick of the Pops

Nostalgic chart show. Dale Winton rewinds to this week in 1972, with top 40 hits by the Bee Gees, the Fortunes and Olivia Newton-John .


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: Olivia Newton-John

: Johnnie Walker

Troggs lead singer Reg Presley , who wrote the band's great ballad of yearning, Love Is All Around, recalls the band's heyday and identifies his musical influences.


Singer: Reg Presley

: Alan Titchmarsh

With Melodies for You, featuring both popular and classical tunes.

: Sunday Half Hour

As Lent begins, Roger Royle looks at traditional ways of marking the weeks before Easter. Today he explores the idea of fasting with hymns from churches and choirs across the UK, including the choir of St Mark 's Church, Harrogate, featuring BBC Radio 2 Young
Chorister winner William Dutton.


Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: St Mark
Unknown: William Dutton.

: Russell Davies

Series on songs and songwriting.

: Malcolm Laycock

Specialist in big band and swing.

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought with John Forrest.


Unknown: John Forrest.

: Alex Lester

3.30 as 1.30.

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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