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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Laurie Rosenberg.


Unknown: Laurie Rosenberg.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Mark Radcliffe

: Stuart Maconie

: Desmond Carrington -After Seven

4/4. Desmond Carrington profiles historically significant entertainers from the worlds of cabaret, revue and theatre. He concludes with Bermondsey-born song-and-dance man, actor and pioneering pop idol Tommy Steele , whose career now spans more than half a century. His chart hits include the 1956 number one Singing the Blues.


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Tommy Steele

: Friday Night Is Music Night - a Celebration of Anthony Newley

Michael Ball headlines a starry showcase of the music of Anthony Newley featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra directed by Callum McLeod. Special guests include Laura Michelle Kelly, Newley's writing partner Leslie Bricusse and Anna Ouayle, who recreates her Tony-winning performance in the original 1962 production of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off.


Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: Anthony Newley
Directed By: Callum McLeod.
Unknown: Laura Michelle Kelly
Unknown: Leslie Bricusse
Unknown: Anna Ouayle

: Hang a Thousand Trees

with Ribbons: the Story of Phillis Wheatley
2/4. Sophie Okonedo continues Ann Rinaidi 's story of Phillis Wheatley , who in 1761 was sold to a Boston family and became the first African-American woman to have a work of poetry published. Abridged by Amanda Hancox
The March issue of BBC History Magazine, out now, features a slavery abolition special


Unknown: Phillis Wheatley
Unknown: Sophie Okonedo
Unknown: Ann Rinaidi
Unknown: Phillis Wheatley
Abridged By: Amanda Hancox

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents an alternative look at the march.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Arts show.

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with the Rev David McLachlan.


Unknown: David McLachlan.

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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