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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Lalitavera.

: Richard Allinson

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Nagaraja.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Go to today for guest details

: Johnnie Walker

: Tony Robinson's Classical Feast

6/8. Actor Tony Robinson presents a personal selection of classical favourites.


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Walking with the Wind

1/3. Black Panther activist-turned-pop-producer Nile Rodgers acknowledges the 40th anniversary of the signing of the American Civil Rights Act, which outlawed segregation following over a century of discrimination, abuse, powerlessness and suffering for black people, most notably in the Deep South. The series recalls the landmark events that galvanised the civil rights movement, from the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till to Rosa Parks's refusal to surrender her bus seat to a white man. Featuring a soundtrack to the era - from Mahalia Jackson to Bob Dylan - and countless interviews with the likes of the Rev Jesse Jackson and Diane Nash, who led the lunch-counter sit-ins in Nashville.


Presenter: Nile Rodgers
Interviewee: Rev. Jesse Jackson
Interviewee: Diane Nash
Producer: John Leonard
Producer: Vince Hunt

: Empress of the Blues

6/6. George Mellyconcludes an affectionate profile of the great blues and jazz singer
Bessie Smith. The series winds down with a look at Smith's roots, her continuing influence and a further evaluation of her
20s and 30s recordings. Guests include Bill Wyman , biographer Chris Albertson , singer Corinne Drewery and writer Edward Albee.


Unknown: George Mellyconcludes
Singer: Bessie Smith.
Unknown: Bill Wyman
Singer: Chris Albertson
Singer: Corinne Drewery
Unknown: Edward Albee.

: 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.

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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