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: Aled Jones

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Johnnie Walker

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Don't Start Me Talking

Despite the existence of the charts from as early as 1952, BBC pop radio as we know it did not exist until 1967, when on 30 September Radios 1 and 2 were officially launched on air. The legal stations signalled a move away from the once-popular (and illegal) offshore pirate enterprises such as Radios Caroline, City and London along with Luxembourg from the Grand Duchy which had provided the only vital outlet for young and keen music enthusiasts. This programme hears from ordinary pop fans who recall those golden years of pirate radio, with a nostalgic look at the BBC's Light Programme and the births of Radios 1 and 2.


Producer: Mark Hagen

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Two days ahead of Radio 2's 40th birthday, Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, with special guests, live from London's Mermaid Theatre.
Presented by Ken Bruce.


Unknown: Roderick Dunk
Presented By: Ken Bruce.

: Rebecca

Alex Kingston reads an abridged version of Daphne du Maurier's tale of romance and suspense.
8/8. A denouement with blackmail, startling revelations and death. Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: Alex Kingston
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the first of two programmes showcasing the British Open Brass Band
Championships, held this month at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

With a set from Lack of Afro
(aka Adam Gibbons ).


Unknown: Adam Gibbons

: 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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