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: Sarah Kennedy

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Lalitavira.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Stuart Maconie

: Poitier at 80

2/3. A celebration of the life and career of Hollywood actor/ director Sidney Poitier , whose late 50s/early 60s rise to fame as an unprecedented black male lead with box-office clout coincided with the gains made by the American civil rights movement. Raised in the Bahamas, the handsome and poised star specialised in serious, socially concerned films. He remains best known for The Defiant Ones (1958), Lillies of the Field (1963) - for which he won an Oscar - and the three big 1967 hits To Sir, with Love, In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Featuring a new interview with Poitier.


Director: Sidney Poitier

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, live from LSO St Luke's in London.
Presented by Paul Gambaccini.


Unknown: Roderick Dunk
Presented By: Paul Gambaccini.

: Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: the Story of Phillis Wheatley

Sophie Okonedo concludes 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.
4/4. Phillis the poet is feted in London, but returns to Boston still trapped in the role of slave. Abridged by Amanda Hancox


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

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton showcases music written specifically for brass band.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

Featuring ska and klezmerinfluenced band the Baghdaddies.

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

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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