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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Desmond Carrington -After Seven

2/4. Desmond Carrington profiles historically significant entertainers from the worlds of cabaret, nightclub, revue and theatre. This edition showcases inimitably uninhibited singer, actress and cabaret star Eartha Kitt , who, at 80, performed a run of London shows last month. Her remarkable career is marked by a distinctive turn as the Catwoman in the mid-60s US TV series
Batman, the songs Santa Baby and Where Is My Man?, and a considerable Broadway legacy.


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Eartha Kitt

: Friday Night withNanci Griffith

Robert Ziegler conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with folkabilly star Nanci Griffith in old and new songs, live from London's Mermaid Theatre.
Presented by Paul Gambaccini.


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Nanci Griffith
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. 8/8. Claudius the God
Abridged by Tamsin Collinson


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Abridged By: Tamsin Collinson

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session from the Scottish Co-op Band, conducted by Allan Ramsey.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Allan Ramsey.

: 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 Chris Webb in Wales.


Unknown: Chris Webb

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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