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: Mo Dutta

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Alison Murdoch.


Unknown: Alison Murdoch.

: Sounds of the 60s

Brian Matthew with classic hits, requests and obscurities.


Unknown: Brian Matthew

: Jonathan Ross

Music, banter and guests. Go to www.radiotimes.com today for guest details

: The Comedy Hour The Smith Lectures

2/6. Series showcasing the irreverent
Professor Emeritus Arthur Smith , who this week lectures on the Christmas season - now an August-March tradition. He peppers his lesson with archive clips from Frankie Boyle , Jo Caulfield , Mitch Benn , Sid Kipper , El Vez , Johnny Vegas , Dr Janey Slater and others.


Unknown: Professor Emeritus Arthur Smith
Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Sid Kipper
Unknown: El Vez
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Dr Janey Slater

: The Day the Music Died

3/3. Satirical series in which Andrew Collins targets various aspects of the music industry.
He is abetted by Jon Holmes and Robin Ince , with further irreverent input from Julian Taylforth ,
DJ Hooker and Jackie Clune.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Julian Taylforth
Unknown: Jackie Clune.

: Dermot O'Leary

Live sessions, prizes and chat.

: Paul Gambaccini

With America's Greatest Hits.

: Mark Lamarr's Alternative 60s

Rarely aired 60s recordings.

: Stuart Maconie's Critical List

Tips for a stereo collection, with a pick of the year's top releases.

: Sold on Song: George Michael

George Michael performs a songwriting special as part of Radio 2's Sold on Song initiative. He sings hits from his 22-year chart career, and talks to Paul Gambaccini about the origins of the songs.
Producers Sarah Gaston and Mark Hagen Repeated Monday 27 December 12 noon


Unknown: George Michael
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producers: Sarah Gaston
Producers: Mark Hagen

: Bob Harris

: Helen Mayhew

Easy-listening jazz. And at 2.30 Pause for Thought with Becky Silver.


Unknown: Becky Silver.

: Mo Dutta

6.15 as 2.30

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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