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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Michael Lawson.


Unknown: Michael Lawson.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

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: Johnnie Walker

: Tony Robinson's Classical Feast

3/8. Actor Tony Robinson presents his selection of classical favourites, augmented by anecdotes.


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Vox Pop

2/4. Four observers comment on aspects of popular music.
Classical music conductor Charles Hazlewood, who has composed string arrangements with Badly Drawn Boy and as a teenager played drums in a punk band, has a passion for pop music in all its forms and tonight will attempt to discover what makes it tick. What makes great pop music truly great? Supporting him on his quest are musicians and songwriters Guy Chambers, Amy Winehouse, Glenn Tilbrook and dance music guru Alex Paterson of the Orb.
Producers Julia Hayball and Paul Rodgers


Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Glenn Tilbrook
Unknown: Alex Paterson
Producers: Julia Hayball
Producers: Paul Rodgers

: Empress of the Blues

3/6. George Melly explores in more depth the character of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith. By all accounts there were two Bessies: the homelovin', sloppy dressin', soul-food fryin' Philadelphia housewife, and the heavy-drinkin', bi-sexual, promiscuous raver who appalled her husband.


Unknown: George Melly
Singer: Bessie Smith.

: Sounds of the 70s

With Steve Harley.


Unknown: Steve Harley.

: Mark Radcliffe

: Janice Long

At 1.30am Pause for Thought with Tim Turvey.


Unknown: Tim Turvey.

: Alex Lester

3.30 as 1.30

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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