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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Nick Baines.


Unknown: Nick Baines.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Nagaraja.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright In the Afternoon

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: Johnnie Walker

: Desmond Carrington

With The Music Go Round.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Orqanist Entertains.

: Special Delivery - the Life of Artie Shaw

Russell Davies pays tribute to clarinettist and big-band giant Artie Shaw (born Arthur Arshawsky), who died in December, aged 94. Inspired by modernist classical composers and what were then known as "race" recordings (i.e. jazz), Shaw forged a rich sound that rivalled Benny Goodman's in popularity, producing two of the swing era's biggest hits - a hypnotic rendering of Cole Porter's Begin the Beguine (1938) and, inspired by a stay in Mexico, Frenesi (13 weeks at number one in 1940/41) - and a version of Star Dust (1941) that topped a 1956 Billboard poll of disc-jockey's all-time favourite records. An intense and unconventional industry star, Shaw had interests well beyond his craft. He retired in 1954 at the age of 44, convinced that he'd exhausted his instrument.


Presenter: Russell Davies
Producer: Graham Pass

: Inside Improvisation

1/4. Richard Niles explores the art of improvisation, whether jazz, rock, funk or the blues. The series kicks off with contributors Gary Burton, Randy Brecker, Soweto Kinch, Pat Metheny and Ronnie Cuber, who all discuss their own approaches to improvisation. Producer Anna Harrison


Unknown: Richard Niles
Unknown: Gary Burton
Unknown: Randy Brecker
Unknown: Soweto Kinch
Unknown: Pat Metheny
Unknown: Ronnie Cuber
Producer: Anna Harrison

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits and LP cuts.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Mark Radcliffe

Poet and writer Simon Armitage elicits subject ideas from listeners.


Unknown: Simon Armitage

: Janice Long

And at 1.30am Pause for Thought with Mohammed Seddon.


Unknown: Mohammed Seddon.

: 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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