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: Aled Jones

Tony Christie helps Aled kick off a day of programmes celebrating the 40th anniversary of Radio 2.


Unknown: Tony Christie

: Breakfast Special with Paul Hollingdale

Radio 2's first breakfast DJ revisits 1967 and recalls Radio 2's takeover from the BBC's Light Programme. Producer Phil Hughes


Producer: Phil Hughes

: Five to Ten

Featuring Radio 2's first religious presenter, the Rev Colin Semper.


Unknown: Colin Semper
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Junior Choice with Ed Stewart

Ed "Stewpot" Stewart returns for a turn as presenter of Junior Choice (formerly Children's Favourites) in a role he took over from
Leslie Crowther in 1968. Producer Liza Wallis


Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Producer: Liza Wallis

: The Kenny Everett Radio Show

A 1981 show hosted by the festive Kenny Everett, who died in 1995.

: Family Favourites with Michael Aspel

A nostalgic one-off edition of the record request show that started life on the Light Programme in 1945. Producer Carmela DiClemente


Producer: Carmela Diclemente

: Pick of the Pops with Smashie and Nicey

A tribute to Alan "Fluff" Freeman, as satirists Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield run down the chart from late September 1967.
A day in the life of Radios 1, 2, 3 & 4: p48


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Producer: Paul Rodgers

: Brian Matthew

The widely adored Radio 2 veteran with 60s hits and archive interviews.


DJ: Brian Matthew
Producer: Mark Simpson

: Semprini Serenade

A 1971 edition of the light-classical music show hosted by pianist Alberto Semprini (1908-90).


Pianist: Alberto Semprini

: Round the Horne

A 1968 edition of the camp comedy.

: Russell Davies

: Malcolm Laycock

: Janice Long

: Alex Lester

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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