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: Shaun Keaveny

Music and laughs.

: George Lamb

On-air chaos and top guests.

: Nemone

: Steve Lamacq

New music.

: Tom Robinson

New music, including live sets.

: 6 Music Plays It Again

1/2. Louie and the G-Men. A celebration of the classic rock standard Louie Louie. Written and recorded in 1957 by Richard Berry and the Pharaohs, the rather innocuous song did not chart nationally until late 1963, when the raunchy but indecipherable cover by the Kingsmen started six non-consecutive weeks at number two in the US top 100. Hot with Cold War fever the American government launched an attack on this huge hit that was both "obscene" and written by black people. Presented by Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen 's E Street Band, the programme features archive input and performances from Richard Berry , plus input from the many musicians indebted to the song.


Unknown: Louie Louie.
Unknown: Richard Berry
Presented By: Steve Van Zandt
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: Richard Berry

: Gideon Coe

: Chris Hawkins

With archive music.

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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