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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 pin Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Burnett

starts off his show with a Top Three memory jogger, plus Fun at Three - a daily comedy classic, and two golden oldies in today's Firm Offer.

: Steve Wright

: Peter Powell

including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: John Lennon 1940-80: 3: Feb 1972-Nov 1974

A five-part tribute based on a conversation between John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Andy Peebles
'I read the papers when the PM, Margaret Thatcher, was going to cut the BBC World Service down. That would have been the greatest disservice to peace, love and understanding in the world... you don't know how important it is, that the English-speaking point of view, our way of life, and our whole ideals are presented by the BBC and they're the only ones that can do it... It's very important and people appreciate it all over, and not just English people living abroad, or whites living in Australia. but all the races on earth...'
The full text of this interview. The Lennon Tapes, £1.95, available from booksellers


Interviewee: John Lennon
Interviewer: Andy Peebles

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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