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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

: Simon Bates

featuring events, birthdays and anniversaries on this day through the years.
Today on the Feast of St Blaise Sir Francis
Drake landed at Panama; Felix Mendelssohn. Dave Davies of The Kinks and Melanie were born: and the day the music died, Buddy Holly was killed in an aircrash.


Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn.
Unknown: Dave Davies
Unknown: Buddy Holly

: Andy Peebles

: Newsbeat

with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Steve Wright

including this week's new Top 40 discs

: Dave Lee Travis

: Peter Powell

with five 4.;s at 5.45 and at 6.0 Peter reviews the new Top 40 singles chart including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge

: Talkabout

Adrian Love chairs Radio l's open forum - an opportunity for schools and clubs to choose a subject, provide a panel and pick the programme's music.
Add a couple of invited 1 experts ' and the comments of the chairman, and the result is an hour's uninhibited argument interspersed only by debut performances of four or five young DJS.
If you or your school or club have strong views on any subject that needs a flood airing, contact
Talkabout, BBC Radio 1, Lundon W1A 4WW

: Richard Skinner

: John Peel

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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