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: Aled Jones

Says Good Morning Sunday.
Guests include British Christian singer/songwriter Graham Kendrick and Rosie Thomas , who appears at this weekend's Christian-inspired Greenbelt Festival.


Songwriter: Graham Kendrick
Songwriter: Rosie Thomas

: Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

Romantic requests.

: Parkinson's SundaySupplement

Michael Parkinson with music and guests, including cricket commentator Henry Blofeld , high-flying media person Chris Roycroft-Davis and Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw.


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Commentator: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Chris Roycroft-Davis
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw.

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

Series showcasing the music of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End. Theatre critic and journalist Mark Shenton identifies his five favourite musicals. His choices include Guys and Dolls (1950), Follies (1971) and The Light in the Piazza (2005).


Unknown: Mark Shenton

: Pick of the Pops

Nostalgic chart show. Dale Winton recalls this week in 1981, with top 40 hits by UB40, Duran Duran , Genesis and the Human League.


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: Duran Duran

: Johnnie Walker

Featuring an all-request programme.

: Alan Titchmarsh

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

: Sunday Half Hour

Ignatius of Loyola inspires the choice of hymns in this week's programme, introduced by Brian D'Arcy. Featuring the Pilgrim Consort, directed by Marcus Farnsworth and James Hawkey in the Ignatian church in Manresa, Spain.


Introduced By: Brian D'Arcy.
Directed By: Marcus Farnsworth
Directed By: James Hawkey

: Russell Davies

The art and craft of the popular song.

: Malcolm Laycock

Swing and big-band hits and rarities.

: The David Jacobs Collection

Stage and film tunes.

: Radio 2's Summer Chillout

Chris Coco and Sally Rodgers present an eclectic mix of acoustic and up-tempo sounds for a late-night holiday mood. With guests Emily Eavisand , performing live, Findlay Brown and the Orange Lights.


Unknown: Chris Coco
Unknown: Sally Rodgers
Unknown: Emily Eavisand
Unknown: Findlay Brown

: Alex Lester

Including at 6.20 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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