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: World Service

News and 24 Hours

: Morning Edition

This week with Sarah Ward and Jon Briggs.


Unknown: Sarah Ward
Unknown: Jon Briggs.

: Take Five

Caron Keating with Easter holiday games and phone-in competitions. Call: [number removed]693
(Local rates apply)


Unknown: Caron Keating

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

with Ellie Darvill.
Story: April Fool


Unknown: Ellie Darvill.

: This Family Business: [number removed]693

with Johnnie Walker.
(Local telephone rates apply)


Unknown: Johnnie Walker.

: Learn to Earn

A look at careers and training for the over-21s.

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(Broadcast at 10.25am)

: Packed Lunch

Conversation with Christopher Lee and guests.


Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Sport on 5

with Jon Champion.
Football: Barclays League reports and second-half commentary.
Racing: from Fairyhouse
2.45 Dunshaughlin Handicap Hurdle
3.25 Jameson Irish Grand National.
Commentator Peter Bromley. Rugby League: Stones Bitter Championship.
Including at 5.00pm, the classified football results.


Unknown: Jon Champion.
Commentator: Peter Bromley.

: The BFG

by Roald Dahl. Read in eight parts by Michael Hordern. 6: 'We're there, we're in the Queen's back garden.'


Author: Roald Dahl.
Narrator: Michael Hordern.

: Chronicles of Not Necessarily Lord Andrew

A comic ghost story starring Derek Griffiths.


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: Talking History

Childhood memories.

: Mega Mix

'You're tuned to London': a youth programme, World Service-style.

: Fanshawe on Five

with Simon Fanshawe.


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe.

: Dragnet

US 1950s detective drama.

: The Extended Mix

with Mark Thomas.


Unknown: Mark Thomas.

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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