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: Chris Evans

: Desmond Carrington - After Seven

4/4. Series devoted to entertainers who have caught the public's attention with their distinctive style. And to celebrate her recent return to the top of the charts, Desmond profiles wartime singing sensation Vera Lynn , whose radio series Sincerely Yours - broadcast to servicemen and women overseas during the Second World War - helped earn her the title of "the Forces' Sweetheart". Her big hits, including White Cliffs of Dover and We'll Meet Again, are featured here alongside other gems and extracts from a 2005 interview.


Unknown: Vera Lynn

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with musical star Kim Criswell and The Freddy Cole Quartet, fronted by the youngest brother of Nat "King" Cole. With Clare Teal, from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Unknown: Kim Criswell
Unknown: Clare Teal

: The Lady Vanishes

3/6. Brenda Blethyn reads version of Ethel Lina White 's 1936 novel The Wheel Spins, adapted for Alfred Hitchock 's 1938 thriller.


Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Ethel Lina White
Unknown: Alfred Hitchock

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a session by Scotland's Whitburn Band (formed in 1870), conducted by Russell Gray.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Russell Gray.

: Mark Lamarr

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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