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: Richard Allinson

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Roger Royle.


Unknown: Roger Royle.

: Alex Lester

: Amanda Platell

: Matthew Wright

: Bob Harris

: Stubborn Kind of Fella - Remembering Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man

5/6. Smokey Robinson pays tribute to Motown soul singer Marvin Gaye.

A look at the more difficult aspects of Gaye's persona - self-doubt, excessive drug-taking, violence and marital tensions. With biographer Steve Turner, Motown historian Sharon Davis, and musical director of Marvin's last tour, Gordon Banks.


Presenter: Smokey Robinson
Interviewee: Steve Turner
Interviewee: Sharon Davis
Interviewee: Gordon Banks

: Friday Night IsMusic Night

Another chance to hear an edition of the weekly concert programme.

: Billy Liar

4/5. Keith Waterhouse 's novel about a complex young fantasist, read by Stephen Tompkinson.
Billy's lies and tricks are discovered and he plans an escape to London. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury


Unknown: Keith Waterhouse
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury

: At the Foot of the Cross

From Southwark Cathedral in London, Roger Royle presents a meditation for
Good Friday. With Stainer's Crucifixion - in a new orchestration by Barry Rose - performed by Huddersfield Choral Society and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted byOwain Arwel Hughes. With readings by Hannah Waterman.
Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Barry Rose
Conducted Byowain: Arwel Hughes.
Unknown: Hannah Waterman.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Stuart Maconie

A selection of contemporary pop and oldies to kick-start the Bank Holiday weekend.

: Sybil Ruscoe

And at 2.30am Pause for Thought with Stewart Henderson.


Unknown: Stewart Henderson.

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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