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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 Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Burnett

including two golden oldies in today's Firm Offer.

: Steve Wright

: Peter Powell

at 6.0 a review of the new Top 30 album chart including at 5.30
Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Gambaccini

with an appreciation of Billy Joel
Of the best-selling vocalist in the USA for the past three years he says: ' There are some people who think rhyming " coming in with " tonic and gin " in " Piano Man " was one of the most forced rhymes in the history of the language. but some of his best stuff is as good as anybody's. His album " The Stranger is a masterpiece.
' Like me. he's a New Yorker and one thing about New York is that it's so full of sensory images you're almost destined to suffer from sensory overload. There's so much there for writers like Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. Strangely enough Joel's is mostly ballad material. but he likes to think of himself as a rocker.'


Unknown: Billy Joel
Unknown: Billy Joel
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen.
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.

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

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