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: Eamonn Holmes

Sitting in for Aled Jones. His guest is cricket commentator Henry Blofeld.


Unknown: Aled Jones.
Commentator: Henry Blofeld.

: Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

Romantic requests.

: Parkinson's Sunday Supplement

Michael Parkinson juggles music and chat. Guests include BBC broadcaster George Alagiah, journalist Quentin Cooper and author Michael Prescott, who sifts through the Sunday papers.


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Guest: George Alagiah
Guest: Quentin Cooper
Guest/Newspaper Reviewer: Michael Prescott

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

Series showcasing the music of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End. Stage composer and writer Jeremy Sams identifies his favourite musicals. His choices include The Sound of Music (1959, Fiddler on the Roof (1964) and Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964).


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: Les Parapluies

: Pick of the Pops

Nostalgic chart show. Dale Winton recalls this week in 1968, with a countdown featuring hits by the Bee Gees, Tom Jones and the Small Faces.


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: Tom Jones

: Johnnie Walker

A pirate radio spectacular in which the former offshore DJ commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act, which resulted in the sinking of pirate radio. Johnnie talks to DJs of the era and plays a pick of period oldies.

: Alan Titchmarsh

With Melodies for You, featuring both popular and classical tunes.

: Sunday Half Hour

Brian D'Arcy marks the anniversary of the death of Cardinal Newman in 1890. Featuring hymns sung by the choir of St Mary the Virgin, Bathwick and churches across the UK. The musical director is Colin Hunt , with conductor Anthony Crossland.


Unknown: Brian D'Arcy
Unknown: Colin Hunt
Conductor: Anthony Crossland.

: 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

Stage and film tunes.

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought.

: 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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