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: Emma Forbes

: Good Morning Sunday

Former Beirut hostage
John McCarthy sits in for Aled Jones.
Guests include singer and actress Ruby Turner and, reflecting on spiritual matters, Canon Ann Easter.


Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Aled Jones.
Unknown: Ruby Turner

: Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

Personal dedications.


DJ: Steve Wright

: Michael Ball

Today's guest is hugely successful pop singer and songwriter
Neil Sedaka (Oh! Carol, Calendar Girl, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do). Plus Michael Prescott with a review of today's papers and Colin Paterson with an entertainment guide.


Songwriter: Neil Sedaka
Unknown: Michael Prescott
Unknown: Colin Paterson

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

With old and new show tunes and film music. Current West End star
Leanne Jones (Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray) performs Good Morning Baltimore from the hit retro musical.


Unknown: Leanne Jones
Unknown: Tracy Turnblad

: Sounds of the 70s

Johnnie Walker 's guest today is English musician and composer Mike Oldf ield, who discusses his signature work Tubular Bells (1973).


Unknown: Johnnie Walker

: Paul O'Grady

With letters from listeners wanting to thank a certain someone.

: Alan Titchmarsh

Pop and light classical music, from Chopin to Petula Clark.


Unknown: Petula Clark.

: Sunday Half-Hour

Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns that celebrate the Eucharist.
Featuring the Beverley Chamber Choir, directed by Mark Pybus.


Introduces: Brian D'Arcy
Directed By: Mark Pybus.

: Russell Davies

Series exploring the art and craft of popular song, including Cole Porter , Jerome Kern and the Gershwins, and the great interpreters such as Fred Astaire and Ella Fitzgerald.


Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald.

: Malcolm Laycock


: The David Jacobs Collection

Stage and film tunes.

: Janice Long

Music and chat

: 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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