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: World Service

: Morning Edition

with Sarah Ward and Jon Briggs


Unknown: Sarah Ward
Unknown: Jon Briggs

: Take Five

The half-term holiday programme with Ross King. Music, competitions and a daily serial,
Mary Norton 's The Borrowers, read by Jean Alexander.


Unknown: Ross King.
Unknown: Mary Norton
Read By: Jean Alexander.

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

with Andrew Sachs in Wiggly Park.


Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: Internal Assonance

A story by Mary Leland , read by Kate Binchy. (R)


Story By: Mary Leland
Read By: Kate Binchy.

: This Family Business

with Johnnie Walker


Unknown: Johnnie Walker

: The Leading Edge

The writer Fay Weldon talks to John Howard.


Talks: Fay Weldon
Unknown: John Howard.

: Radio 3 on Radio 5

Lunchtime concert (as R3)

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

2.30pm World Service

: Magic, Tricks and Lies

First of five stories from
Ancient Greece, written by Paddy Becheley and read by Norman Beaton : Theseus and the Minotaur


Written By: Paddy Becheley
Read By: Norman Beaton

: The Ship from Simnel Street

by Jenny Overton (part 2) (Final part next Monday at 1.35pm)


Unknown: Jenny Overton

: Euro-Mix

with Caron Keating


Unknown: Caron Keating

: Macbeth

(part 3)
(Final part Thursday 900pm)

: The Mix

with Mark Thomas


Unknown: Mark Thomas

: World Service

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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