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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 pm Newsbeat with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Paul Burnett

: Steve Wright

: Peter Powell

including from 5.0-5.30 The Record Race
Beginning at 6.5, Peter reviews the new Top 30 album chart including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge

: John Lennon

A five-part tribute based on a conversation between John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Andy Peebles recorded in New York on 6 December last year.
4: The Withdrawal - Feb 1975-Dec 1979
' But funnily enough at the end of the " Rock 'n' Roll album and on a track called Just because" which Phil Spector wanted me to sing - I didn't know it that well, you hear me saying " and so we say farewell from Record Plant West, and something flashed through my mind as I said it. " am I really saying farewell to the business? " And I looked at the cover which I'd chosen, which was a picture of me in Hamburg the first time we got there. And I thought, am I going ...is this some sort of comic thine? '
The full text of this interview , The Lennon Tapes. £1.95, available from booksellers


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Andy Peebles
Unknown: Phil Spector

: 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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