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: World Service

: Take Five

with Tommy Boyd


Presenter: Tommy Boyd

: 1,2,3,4,5

: Crocs for Sale

A story by Peter Colebrook read by Sean Barrett. (R)


Story By: Peter Colebrook
Read By: Sean Barrett.

: This Family Business

with Johnnie Walker


Presenter: Johnnie Walker

: Radio Fun

The history of radio comedy with Russell Davies.


Presenter: Russell Davies.

: Radio 3 on Radio 5

Lunchtime concert (R)

: 1,2,3,4,5

: World Service

2.30 Meridian; 3.05 Outlook;
3.30 Focus on Faith;
4.05 Caribbean Magazine

: Five Aside

with athletics from Split.

: Vox Pops

7.20 Celebrity Stories
Terry Wogan introduces an extract from Just William by Richmal Crompton.
7.35 The Last in the Present Series
A comic spoof of a radio programme with Kerry Shale.
8.00 Afro-Pop: Current African music
9.00 In the Hot Seat
Glenda Jackson is in it.
Sebastian Scott keeps order.
9.30 Rave
Music, comics and cults from the new voices of Wales.


'Just William' extract introduced by: Terry Wogan
Just William extract written by: Richmal Crompton.
'In The Hot Seat' guest: Glenda Jackson
'In The Hot Seat' Presenter: Sebastian Scott

: World Service

11.01 Worldbrief; 11.23 From the Weeklies; 1138 The World Today; 11.53 Words of Faith

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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