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: World Service

6.00 Newsdesk; 6.30 Meridian
Reports; 7.00 News and 24 Hours

: Sunday Edition

with Barry Johnston


Unknown: Barry Johnston

: This Family Business

Omnibus edition

: The Cenotaph

The Two-Minute Silence

: *am Soundwaves

People married in 1940 recall their romances and wartime weddings. With Thora Hird. (R)


Unknown: Thora Hird.

: Talking Poetry

Fantasy. With guest poet Adrian Henri. (R)


Unknown: Adrian Henri.

: Desert Island Discs

(as Radio 4 - for details see left)

: A Vous La France!

French for beginners. 5: Faisons le point 1

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners. 5: De vacaciones

: Sunday Sport Extra

Football: Barclays League. Man City v Leeds Utd Tennis: final of the Diet Pepsi Indoor Challenge at
Wembley Arena. Commentators
David Mercer and David Lloyd.


Unknown: David Mercer
Unknown: David Lloyd.

: Sports Round-Up

: Open University

Open Forum

: Europhile

(as Radio 4)

: Anne Nightingale's Request Show

(as Radio 1)

: Nightbeat

A US thriller series.

: Across the Line

Mike Edgar mixes the music, news and views from Northern Ireland


Unknown: Mike Edgar

: World Service

1 1.05 World Report
11.20 Royal London 11.50 They Made Our World

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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