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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Angry, Sexy and Working Class

2/4. Actor Christopher Eccieston explores the bleak and often angry British films of the late 50s and early 60s that took inspiration from John Osborne 's 1956 "kitchen sink" stage hit Look Back in Anger. In a period of relaxed censorship, the films tackled sexual, domestic and social issues in a way not previously seen on the big screen, paving the way for what is now called TV drama. Contributors include Rita Tushingham (A Taste of Honey), Dora Bryan , Albert Finney and Shirley-Anne Field (Saturday Night and Sunday
Morning), Wendy Craig (TheServant), writer David Storey (This Sporting Life), cinematographer
Walter Lassally (A Taste of Honey), composer Richard Rodney Bennett (Billy Liar) and social realist director Ken Loach.


Unknown: Christopher Eccieston
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Rita Tushingham
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: David Storey
Unknown: Walter Lassally
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Director: Ken Loach.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

John Wilson conducts the BBC
Concert Orchestra, live from the Watford Coliseum with vocalists Mary Carewe and Gary Williams , and the Band of the RAF
Regiment, directed by Flying Officer Piers Morrell. Aled Jones presents.


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Mary Carewe
Unknown: Gary Williams
Directed By: Flying Officer
Directed By: Piers Morrell.
Directed By: Aled Jones

: Chronicles, Volume One

Actor Sean Penn reads an abridged version of Bob Dylan 's autobiography, published in 2004. 5/8.1961. Dylan earns$60 a week but is not yet writing songs. He spends his days at the library in an intense search for inspiration. Abridged by Clive Stanhope Producer Elisa Shokoff


Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Abridged By: Clive Stanhope
Producer: Elisa Shokoff

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton showcases musical arrangements from the movies.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Matthew Wright hosts a show devoted to contemporary arts and culture.


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

With live music.

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought.

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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