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: as Radio 2

: Dave Lee Travis

from Pebble Mill

: Andy Peebles

from the Top Shop window in the High Street

: Newsbeat

with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: Paul Burnett

from the Roadshow studio in The Bull Ring Market

: Simon Bates

out and about in the radio car starting off at the Stock Exchange, Birmingham

: Peter Powell

from the Top Shop window in the High Street including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Peter Mayne

: 25 Years of Rock

Part 20: 1974
(In association with Billboard Magazine)

: Mike Read

makes his usual weekly visit to a college or university. This week:
Birmingham Polytechnic with special live band Selecter
Producer TONY HALE BBC Manchester

: John Peel

John says: ' Certain citizens may argue that British reggae is only a faint echo of the Jamaican original; that British-based reggae musicians, distanced from the social and spiritual conditions which give the music its peculiar intensity, are doomed to second division status for all time. A pretty argument perhaps, but one rooted in cultural snobbery and one emphatically disproved by Misty. Their current album, called Misty in Roots, which was recorded in Belgium, and their Radio 1 session in the show tonight, both convey the deep pessimism felt by black and white youth alike in contemporary Britain. It's a pessimism thrown into sharp relief by the hope the members of the band place in their Rastafarian faith.'

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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