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: as Radio 2

: Steve Wright

: Simon Bates

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

: Andy Peebles

: Newsbeat

with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Burnett

including two golden oldies in today's Firm Offer.

: Dave Lee Travis

: Peter Powell

Beginning at 6.0 Paul reviews the new Top 30 album chart including at 5.30
Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Gambaccini

with an appreciation of Diana Ross , who was not only the ' first lady of Motown for 17 years, but the most popular female singer in America, becoming a figure of great personal importance to many people.' Of her split with The Supremes, Paul says: 'The Supremes of course had the most incredible series of hits; she as a soloist lacked the same consistency because she could only be as good as the material written for her. No matter how great you are, you just embellish good material.
' Allegedly,
Florence Ballard was pushed out of The Supremes because she was a threat from within the group in terms of fan response. The rot already having set in, it was only natural that the apple of Berry Gordy 's eye should go solo.'


Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Florence Ballard
Unknown: Berry Gordy
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.

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