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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Stuart Maconie

: Clare Teal's Jazz Divas

5/5. Jazz vocalist Clare Teal celebrates distinctive female singers in her field. She concludes with British divas, including Beryl Davis , Marjorie Stedeford , Elisabeth Welch , Anne Lenner and Anne Shelton.


Unknown: Clare Teal
Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Marjorie Stedeford
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Anne Lenner
Unknown: Anne Shelton.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with soprano Mary Hegarty. tenor Bonaventura Bottone , baritone Jonathan Gunthorpe , and London Voices in a special programme marking the centenary of conductor Sidney Torch (1908-90). who founded this programme in 1953. Presented by Ken Bruce. live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Soprano: Mary Hegarty.
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Baritone: Jonathan Gunthorpe
Presented By: Ken Bruce.

: 1, Claudius

8/8. Derek Jacobi concludes an abridged version of Robert Graves's 1934 novel.


Unknown: Derek Jacobi

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a studio session from Pennine Brass.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright. Guests include Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond. Plus arts coverage from writer Hilary Oliver and theatre critic Charlie Spencer.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.
Unknown: Michael Bond.
Unknown: Hilary Oliver
Unknown: Charlie Spencer.

: Mark Lamarr

Mexican alternative-rock quintet Kinky perform a live session.

: Mike Harding

Repeated from Wednesday at 7pm

: Mo Dutta

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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