(New Series-Seventh Edition)
An up-to-date sound-strip compiled and arranged at the eleventh hour by a battery of Writers and Musicians who present to you a series of lighthearted commentaries on The News of the Day
Production by Robin Russell
This series is one of the few that are not prepared perhaps weeks beforehand. Its aim is to have a little fun at the expense of those items of news that have depressed or exalted people as they glance through their newspapers at breakfast or on the way to the office. Naturally the authors and composers of this feature cannot sit down to work until they know precisely what the news of the day is going to be-though cynics might say that they would not be far wrong if they prepared every time for an international crisis or two and a few snowstorms.
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.
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.