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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

: Simon Bates

: Dave Lee Travis

including at 12.30 pm Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Burnett

: Steve Wright

: Peter Powell

From 6.5 the new Top 30 album chart
' The top-selling album will sell more copies than the No I single, so it's a very important and significant chart even though it doesn't change much from one week to another. It also makes interesting radio - I play only a selection from the 30 albums and I try to anticipate which tracks will be released as singles. While the singles chart reflects the dance scene the album chart is full of bands who never find success in the Top JO.' including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Gambaccini

with an appreciation of The Temptations
'Like the Drifters in the 50s, they kept changing lead singers. Their peak came when David Ruffin, the gravel-throated singer, and Eddie Kendricks the falsetto tenor, traded lead vocals to maximum effect. To have performed the original versions of "My girl","Ain't to proud to beg" and "I wish it would rain" and then with an almost totally new lineup to have performed "Papa was a rolling stone", shows their ability to adapt and survive. Though there is still a group called The Temptations their great days, which started in 1964 ended when Norman Whitfield stopped producing them'.


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Teddy Warrick

: 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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