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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

: Simon Bates

Featuring events, birthdays and anniversaries on this day through the years.
Richard Harris, born on this day in 1937, had just one hit record - 'Macarthur Park' in 1968 and 1972


DJ: Simon Bates

: Andy Peebles

: Newsbeat

with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: 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 Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: Paul Gambaccini

with an appreciation of Otis Redding
' He was a rare talent: you could see him strut across the stage as he snarled " I can't turn you loose " or haunt you with a moving ballad like " That's how strong my love is ".
' As a live performer he was electrifying: the excitement of his performances comes through on albums.
' What he could do to a song was unreal, witness " Try a little tenderness " which he seems to take into another universe.
Unfortunately he was not fading out as a singer when he died: the record released after the crash, " Dock of the bay ", was his greatest pop hit. There would clearly have been a lot more of value to come but he died at the age of 23 having achieved incredible things'


Unknown: Otis Redding

: 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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