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: MoDutta

Including at 6.15
Pause for Thought.

: Jonathan Ross

Starguests, listeners' calls and music.

: The Comedy Hour 1.00 The Monkhouse

Archive.... Bob Boots
Up Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive to explore subjects that inspire comedians. This week he looks at how Les
Dawson, Peter Sellers and Peter Cook have used the rulingclass as a source of humour.
1.30 Love 40 - New
Balls Please A rock 'n' roll sitcom starring
Mervyn Stutter , John Challis , Gary Martin , Philip Sherlock , Moira Downie and Sophie Louise Dann.
3: England Expects. In which Merv picks up his shovel and begins to dig for inspiration.


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Gary Martin
Unknown: Philip Sherlock
Unknown: Moira Downie
Unknown: Sophie Louise Dann.

: Pick of the Pops

With Dale Winton.
Classic chart rundowns from the past 40 years.


Unknown: Dale Winton.

: Paul Gambaccini

With America's
Greatest Hits.

: James Brown - the Godfather of Soul

Two-part documentary exploring the career of music legend James Brown, a key figure in both the transformation of R 'n' B into soul, and soul into funk. In the first part Courtney Pine looks at Brown's early years - born into poverty in the South, he ran foul of the law before gaining parole and starting his music career in a gospel group with his long-serving sideman Bobby Byrd. With comments from Brown himself, and his musical associates.


Subject: James Brown
Producer: John Sugar

: Live Aid 15thAnniversary

Bob Geldof presents a special programme which not only plays the music but also meets all the major players to tell the definitive story of Live Aid -with the benefit of hindsight Producer Des Shaw


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Producer: Des Shaw

: Bob Harris

PHONE: [number removed]
FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [text removed]

: Lynn Parsons

Including at 2.30
Pause for Thought.

: MoDutta

Pause for Thought.

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

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