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with Frank Partridge


Unknown: Frank Partridge

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predicts the brand new Top 40 on Sunday

: Liz Kershaw

: A Concise History of the Frying Pan

Presented by Mike Read
In 1931 in Los Angeles, steel guitarist George Beauchamp teamed up with electrical engineer Adolph Rickenbacker to produce the world's first electric guitar. With its long narrow neck and small, round, banjo-like body, it was christened 'the Frying Pan'. George Harrison ,
Pete Townshend. Roger McGuinn , Tom Petty , Paul Weller and Johnny Marr contribute to this appreciation of one of the sounds that shaped rock and roll. Recorded in glorious Rick-o-sound!
Producer MARK RADCLIFFE BBC Manchester


Guitarist: George Beauchamp
Unknown: Adolph Rickenbacker
Unknown: George Harrison
Unknown: Pete Townshend.
Unknown: Roger McGuinn
Unknown: Tom Petty
Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: Johnny Marr

: Andy Kershaw



Producer: John Walters

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.

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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