25 Vintage “Radio Times” Covers

Highlights from 90 years of the listings magazine. Warning: features a young Noel Edwards with a bouffant. posted on

1. First edition, 28 September 1923.

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2. Humour Number, 9 October 1936.

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Illustrated by John Gilroy.

3. The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 7 May 1937.

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Painted by Christopher Nevinson.

4. Charlie Chaplin, 10 October 1952.

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5. Norman Wisdom, 23 November 1956.

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In character as Norman Pitkin.

6. Doctor Who and the Daleks, 19 November 1964.

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7. World Cup, 7 July 1966.

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8. Wimbledon, 29 July 1967.

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9. Radio One, 28 September 1967.

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10. Eurovision and Cliff Richard, 4 April 1968.

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11. Tomorrow’s World, 25 April 1968.

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12. Dad’s Army, 19 September 1970.

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Featuring Lance Corporal Jack Jones.

13. Mick Jagger, 7 April 1973.

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14. Porridge, 18 October 1975.

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Featuring Ronnie Barker, HMP Slade’s most famous inmate.

15. Morecambe & Wise, 3 January 1976.

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16. Noel Edmonds, 8 October 1976.

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17. Easter, 5 April 1980.

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Featuring Bugs Bunny.

18. Only Fools and Horses, 21 December 1985.

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Featuring Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad.

19. Eastenders, 16 February 1985.

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Featuring the Beale family.

20. Christmas bestseller, 17 December 1988.

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21. Margaret Thatcher, 16 October 1993.

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22. Chris Evans, 22 April 1995.

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23. Wallace and Gromit, 29 August 1998.

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24. ‘Vote Dalek’, 30 April 2005.

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25. Royal Wedding of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 23 April 2011

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All covers can be seen at the Museum of London’s Cover Story: Radio Times at 90 exhibition from 2 August 2013.

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