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: Lamacq Live

Steve Lamacq with new tunes. Also, Emma Johnston and Imran Ahmed report from a live gig.

At 11.00 Listen with Motherf***er
Colin Murray looks at the increased use of bad language in music, film, radio and television.

[Photo caption] GoodFellas actor Ray Liotta (far right) is one of the contributors to Radio 1's survey of foul language in the media

Listen with Motherf***er 11.00pm R1
A no-holds barred documentary on Radio 1 about the most foul language imaginable, featuring lots and lots of swear words that cross every boundary of taste and decency. But before "Outraged of Orpington" fires off an angry letter, I must point out that this is one of the most sensible, balanced and intelligent examinations of the place of swearing in the arts that I've ever heard. Representing those opposed to the use of expletives at any time is James King, director of Mediawatch UK, the organisation founded by Mary Whitehouse. Others airing their views include Margie Woodward from Scope, talking about the horribly pejorative use of the word "spastic"; John Yorke, head of BBC Drama, on whether he can see the day coming when Kat Slater tells someone to "f*** off"; rap megastar Jay Z on the use of "nigger" in his music; Ms Dynamite on why, for her, swearing has proved to be an effective lyrical tool; and Ray Liotta on the copious outbursts in crime drama GoodFellas.


DJ: Steve Lamacq
Reporter: Emma Johnston
Reporter: Imran Ahmed
Presenter (Lister with Motherf***er): Colin Murray

: The Lock Up

Mike Davies with alternative punk, skaterock, thrash and underground hip-hop.


Unknown: mike davies

: Scott Mills

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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