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: Adrian John

The Early Show is ... ... a warm tranny on a cold day

: Mike Read

: Richard Skinner

featuring hits and headlines from 1979 and 1966, The Birthday File, Our Tune, your daily horoscope and Headlines.

: Mike Smith

Beginning at 12.45 pm
Mike gives a rundown of this week's Top 40 discs - your first chance to hear the new chart and at 1.5 he features the Radio 1 Day-to-Day Challenge including at
Newsbeat with Frank Partridge

: Steve Wright

: Janice Long

Beginning at 6.5 Janice reviews the new Top 40 singles chart including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge

: David Jensen

with three hours of music - plus!

: John Peel

JOHN PEEL and his producer John Walters , look for bands that operate beyond the fringes of the charts. ' We do sometimes get criticised for using obscure bands,' says
John Peel , ' but many of those bands, and this is not a justification of the programme, are in the pop charts later. We also occasionally sketch the history of popular music, as well as play some old R and B and rock 'n' roll records, not forgetting a fair amount of African music and Soca.'


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: John Walters
Unknown: 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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