• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

: Simon Bates

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

: Peter Powell

with the Radio 1 Roadshow today from
Torre Abbey Meadows,

: Newsbeat

with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: Paul Burnett

including two golden oldies in today's Firm Offer.

: Dave Lee Travis

: Steve Wright

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

: Paul Gambaccini

with an appreciation of Chuck Berry
An hour is barely long enough to look at one of the great pioneers of rock 'n' roll, but PAUL GAMBACCINI sums up:
' He was the first rock star to really sing and write in the language of the teenager about the things on their minds, and put it all down in a very clever rhyming scheme. He made sure that all the lyrics could be heard clearly - ensuring radio play. a point where so many other Black artists failed. His songs have also been covered more than other pioneers.
' I have a great deal of respect for him.'


Unknown: Chuck Berry
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Teddy Warrick

: 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
Continue Cancel