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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Mark Radcliffe

: Chris Evans

: Mad about the Boy: the Songs of Noël Coward

New series 1/3. Pet Shop Boy singer, songwriter and composer Neil Tennant recalls the prolific musical career of actor, playwright and composer Noël
Coward (1899-1973), whose works, like Tennant's, are marked by wit, yearning and a certain Englishness. Tennant reveals the impressive range in Coward's songwriting - from Someday I'll Find You (1930) to Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1931) - and explores his great legacy, as manifested in his own songs such as Being Boring and in cover versions of Coward's hits by modern acts such as Dillie Keane (of Fascinating Aida) and Neil Hannon (of the Divine Comedy). Producer Richard Bannerman
Music choices: page 120


Unknown: Neil Tennant
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Neil Hannon
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with stage vocalists
Helena Blackman and Michael Cormick.
Presented by Ken Bruce , live from LSO St Luke's.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Unknown: Helena Blackman
Unknown: Michael Cormick.
Presented By: Ken Bruce

: Chronicles, Volume One

Actor Sean Penn reads an abridged version of Bob Dylan 's autobiography, published in 2004. 8/8. With a push from Bono, Dylan records his 1989 album Oh Mercy with producer Daniel Lanois. Abridged by Clive Stanhope


Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Producer: Daniel Lanois.
Abridged By: Clive Stanhope

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton showcases brass music from the Broadway stage.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Matthew Wright with a survey of contemporary arts and culture, including the current cinema.


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with Peter Aitchison in Scotland.


Unknown: Peter Aitchison

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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