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: Aled Jones

Says Says Good Morning Sunday. Guests include singer/guitarist Eric Bibb , who performs live. Plus a spiritual reflection from Ram Gokal.


Guitarist: Eric Bibb

: Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

Romantic requests.

: Parkinson's Sunday Supplement

Michael Parkinson with music, chat, special guests and features from Quentin Cooper and Peter Riddell.


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Peter Riddell.

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

Celebrated Broadway veteran Chita Rivera identifies her favourite musicals. Her choices include West Side Story (1957), Bye Bye Birdie (1960), Chicago (1975) and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1998), all of which she starred in.


Unknown: Chita Rivera

: Pick of the Pops

Nostalgic chart show. Dale Winton rewinds to this week in 1979, with a countdown featuring hits by Abba, John Williams , Supertramp and the Police.


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: John Williams

: Johnnie Walker

Spiritually led music and chat show, with singer/songwriter Tom Baxter. Plus an interview with esteemed record producers Lol Creme and Trevor Horn.


Songwriter: Tom Baxter.
Songwriter: Trevor Horn.

: Alan Trtchmarsh

With Melodies for You.

: Sunday Half Hour

Brian D'Arcy looks at how effective team work can be. Featuring hymns sung by the chapel choir of Oundle School near Peterborough, and from churches across the UK. The musical director is Alastair Tighe , with organist John Arkell.


Unknown: Brian D'Arcy
Unknown: Alastair Tighe
Organist: John Arkell.

: Russell Davies

The art and craft of the popular song.

: Malcolm Laycock

With hits and rarities from the era of big bands and dance bands.

: The David Jacobs Collection

Tunes from Hollywood, Broadway and Tin Pan Alley.

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought with Ian Spence.


Unknown: Ian Spence.

: Alex Lester

3.30 as 1.30

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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