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: World Service


: Waterlines

with Cliff Michelmore.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore.

: Summer Sundae

with Simon Parkin.
Andrew Sachs reads stories from Wiggly Park. Cilla Fisher and Artie Tresize sing songs from the Singing Kettle, plus a chance for you to broadcast in your own radio spot, KFK Radio.


Presenter: Simon Parkin
Reader: Andrew Sachs
Musician: Cilla Fisher
Musician: Artie Tresize

: The Last in the Present Series

Great Inventions of the 20th Century
Starring Herbert Dip , a tube of glue and an unpleasant noise in the back row.


Unknown: Herbert Dip

: Johnnie Walker

with The AM
Alternative Omnibus.

: A Family Learns Spanish

3: The Bruce family of Cardiff set off for
epor accompanying booklet, please send a large A4 stamped addressed envelope to [address removed]

: Anna Goes to the Seaside

A look at Blackpool past and present, with day tripper Anna Grayson. Blackpool has been in business for 250 years.
Anna talks to some of the trippers and the people who run this "playground of the North", including 89-year-old
Doris Thompson , Chairwoman of the Pleasure Beach Company.


Unknown: Anna Grayson.
Unknown: Doris Thompson

: Ring A Winner

with Esther McVey.


Unknown: Esther McVey.

: Open Forum

: Wimbledon

with John Inverdale. The Men's Final
The Becker/Edberg domination has been interrupted twice - by Pat Cash in 1987 and Michael Stich last year.
Commentary from Centre Court by David Mercer , Richard Evans ,
David Lloyd and Christine Janes. There's also motor racing from the French Grand
Prix at Magny Cours.
Simon Taylor reports. Plus cricket scoreboards.


Unknown: John Inverdale.
Unknown: Michael Stich
Unknown: David Mercer
Unknown: Richard Evans
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Christine Janes.
Unknown: Simon Taylor

: The Olympic Years

10: 1984 Los Angeles and Sarajevo
Carl Lewis takes the honours on the track.


Unknown: Carl Lewis

: Open University

7.10 Education Bulletin; 7.30 Maths Miscellany; 7.50 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600;
8.10 Social Sciences Foundation Course: 8.30 Technology and Development: 8.50 Organic
Chemistry; 9.10 Expression in Classical Music: 9.30 Maths: Matrices and Transformations

: Across the Line

Mike Edgar chats to Kieran Goss and Francis Black, who also perform live in session.


Presenter: Mike Edgar
Unknown: Kieran Goss
Unknown: Francis Black

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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