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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

: Simon Bates

: Dave Lee Travis

including at 12.30 pm Newsbeat with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: Paul Burnett

: Steve Wright

: Peter Powell

Beginning at 6.05 Peter reviews the new Top 30 album chart including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: The Record Producers: George Martin

The third of 18 programmes
Introduced by Andy Peebles
George Martin's influence on the world of pop/rock music is incalculable.
Through The Beatles he helped to change the face of British music, taking us overnight from being a nation of second-rate copyists to one of major international force. The unprejudiced approach that he brought to working with The Beatles resulted not only from his own ability as a musician, but from years of experimentation with sound, and comedy in particular. Immediately prior to The Beatles he had been successfully helping to expand the careers of Peter Ustinov, Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers on record and developing production techniques that were to considerably assist the early ambitions of The Beatles. His post-Beatles work has featured successful collaborations with Jeff Beck, America, Jimmy Webb, and more recently Cheap Trick. He is currently completing the next Paul McCartney album.


Subject: George Martin
Presenter: 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.

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