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: Johnnie Walker

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Ken Bruce

: It's Been a Terrible Year!

Jimmy Carr presents a satirically unforgiving survey of the documented low points of 2004. Producer Chris Skinner


Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Producer: Chris Skinner

: Radio Rivron Christmas

Music and laughs surrounding the best and worst Christmas hits, with guests Roy Wood , who sang lead on Wizzard's 1973 hit / Wish It Could
Be Christmas Everyday, and Jona Lewie , whose Stop the Cavalry recalls Christmas 1980. Plus Barbara
Windsor and Barenaked Ladies. Producer Paul Russell


Unknown: Roy Wood
Unknown: Jona Lewie
Producer: Paul Russell

: The Brits - the Top 25

In anticipation of next month's Brit Awards, Davina McCall
- invites Radio 2 listeners to vote for five pop singles from a shortlist of 25 British recordings released since 1977, when the Britannia Awards (now the Brits) were launched. Listeners can vote online via bbc.co.uk/radio2.
Producer Julia Hayball


Unknown: Davina McCall
Producer: Julia Hayball

: Bob Harris

: Lost Boy - in Search of Nick Drake

I Actor Brad Pitt recalls the troubled life of British folk-rock singer/songwriter
Nick Drake , who cut three now-cult LPs before a fatal drug overdose in 1974.


Unknown: Brad Pitt
Songwriter: Nick Drake

: Jamie Cullum with the BBC Concert Orchestra

Jazz-pop singer and pianist
Jamie Cullum performs a live concert exclusively for Radio 2. Producer Alan Boyd


Pianist: Jamie Cullum
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Big Band Special

Jiggs Whigham conducts the BBC Big Band. Helen Mayhew hosts.


Unknown: Jiggs Whigham
Unknown: Helen Mayhew

: Mark Radcliffe

: Liz Kershaw

At 1.30am Pause for Thought with Mike Ford.


Unknown: Mike Ford.

: 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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