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: Emma Forbes

: Good Morning Sunday

With Aled Jones , whose guests include renowned yachstswoman Ellen MacArthur and, performing live, The New Seekers. Plus the Rev David Potterton with spiritual thoughts.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Ellen MacArthur
Unknown: David Potterton

: Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

Personal dedications.

: Michael Ball

Today's guest is the actress Sheila Hancock. Plus a review of today's papers with Michael Prescott and an entertainment guide from Hilary Oliver.


Unknown: Sheila Hancock.
Unknown: Michael Prescott
Unknown: Hilary Oliver.

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

Today I'd Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger performs As Long as He Needs Me from Oliver!, in which she currently stars in London's West End. Plus a golden show tune oldie chosen by the programme's producer Malcolm Prince.


Presenter: Elaine Paige
Singer: Jodie Prenger
Producer: Malcolm Prince

: Sounds of the 70s

Pop nostalgia, with Johnnie Waiker. Today's guest is R&B-funk singer Chaka Khan.


Unknown: Johnnie Waiker.
Singer: Chaka Khan.

: Paul O'Grady

With letters from listeners wishing to thank a certain someone.

: Alan Tltchmarsh

Radio, stage and film oldies and light classical works, from Gus Elen (1862-1940) to Rachmaninov (1873-1943).


Unknown: Gus Elen

: Sunday Half-Hour

Brian D'Arcy considers the folklore that claims that rain on St Swithin's Day indicates rain for the next 40 days and 40 nights. With music sung by The Schola with members of the Priory Singers, directed by Nigel McClintock.


Unknown: Brian D'Arcy
Directed By: Nigel McClintock.

: Russell Davtes

Popular song.

: Malcolm Laycock


: The David Jacobs Collection

Stage and film tunes.

: Janice Long

Music and chat.

: Tim Smith

Sitting in for Alex Lester.


Unknown: 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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