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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read


: Simon Bates

featuring events, birthdays and anniversaries on this day through the years.
In 1961 television viewers saw a picture of the total eclipse of the sun by the moon,
In 1965 Nat King Cole died; John Lennon passed his driving test for the first time after seven lessons and said, 'I'll keep the chauffeur for the Rolls.' The Seekers cancelled their return trip to Australia because they were doing so well.
In 1968 Johnny Speight said. 'No more Alf Garnett': and in 1978 Leon Spinks defeated the World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas.


DJ: Simon Bates
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Andy Peebles



Producer: Paul Williams

: Newsbeat

with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Burnett

including Select-a-Disc
Make your choice from Paul's personal juke-box.


Producer: Tony Hale

: Dave Lee Travis



Producer: Trevor Dann

: Steve Wright

Producer DAVE TATE including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge

: Stayin' Alive

with Andy Peebles
What sort of pet would you like to own? Alison Rice looks at the wide range of pets from boa constrictors to goldfish. And if you think that living in a flat or a bedsit confines your choice of pet, Alison has some advice. She also looks at the importance of proper training. A guest vet is in the studio to answer your pet medical queries.


Unknown: Andy Peebles
Unknown: Alison Rice
Producer: Malcolnem Brown

: Richard Skinner


Producer: Mike Hawkes

: John Peel



Producer: Chirs Lycett

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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