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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

: Simon Bates

featuring events, birthdays and anniversaries on this day through the years.

: Andy Peebles

: Newsbeat

with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: Paul Burnett

including two golden oldies in today's Firm Offer

: Dave Lee Travis

: Peter Powell

at 6.0 a review of the new Top 30 album chart. including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: Paul Gambaccini

with an appreciation of Smokey Robinson
Even before SMOKEY helped to found the Tamla
Motown label in 1957 he was playing and writing songs with the Miracles in a Detroit basement, watched by a young Diana Ross.
As there were only eight employees in the early Tamla days, he was involved in everything and his talents for producing and arranging flourished within the Motown ' family spirit'.
He later introduced Diana Ross to the ' family ' head. Berry Gordy , to start her phenomenally successful career.
On writing he has said,
' I just write about things that people can relate to, and would be the same if I wrote them in 1920 or 2000.' A magic that has been highly successful for him and other major Motown artists


Unknown: Smokey Robinson
Unknown: Diana Ross.
Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Berry Gordy

: 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.

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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