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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

: Simon Bates

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

: Dave Lee Travis

including at 12.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Burnett

: Steve Wright

: Andy Peebles

Beginning, at 6.0.. Andy reviews the new Top 50 album chart including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Gambaccini

with an appreciation of Stevie Wonder
' He was certainly one of the most important black composer/performers of all time, perhaps the most important. His versatility both in terms of composition and in the playing of instruments is unrivalled. He's had 22 Top Ten hit records in the USA - more than anyone else except Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Slevie
Wonder burst on the scene with a live recording " Fingertips made when he was 12 years old. As a teenager he was a good maker of pop songs and then he won his freedom within the structure of Motown and produced. wrote and performed a classic series of LPS in the early 70s. He stumbled with the soundtrack called " The secret life of plants " over which he took far too much time and during which the spontaneity and melody of his music was lost, but he returned in brilliant form with his latest album " Hotter than July ".'


Unknown: Stevie Wonder
Unknown: Elvis Presley

: David Jensen

: 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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