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: Sarah Kennedy

With the Dawn Patrol.
At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Mary Steel.

: Johnnie Walker

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Pete Tobias.

: Ken Bruce

And in Tracks of My Years singer Ann Peebles identifies two more of her top ten records.


Singer: Ann Peebles

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

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: Stuart Maconie

: Desmond Carrington

With The Music Goes Round.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Top of the Pops

A nostalgic look at the BBC's weekly chart show Top of the Pops, which first aired on 1 January 1964 with a roster that included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, the Hollies, the Dave Clark Five and, on film, the Beatles. Now after 31 years on BBC1, TOTP has shifted to BBC2. Recalling on-air highlights are Jimmy Savile, Pete Murray and David Jacobs (three of the programme's first presenters), Tony Blackburn, Allan Clarke, Noddy Holder, Tom Jones, Ronan Keating, Lulu and Steve Wright. Plus an archive interview with the show's original producer, Johnnie Stewart.


Unknown: Dave Clark
Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Allan Clarke
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Ronan Keating
Unknown: Steve Wright.
Interviewee: Johnnie Stewart
Producer: Mark Hagan

: It's Trad, Dad

1/4. Prior to the arrival of the Beatles in 1962, the pop charts featured, quite remarkably, trad jazz. Chris Barber, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk all had huge hits. George Melly recalls this extraordinary period when, however briefly, trad jazz hit the mainstream. Melly begins with a look back at the formative postwar years of British trad jazz, featuring interviews with "trad boom" stars George Webb and Chris Barber.


Presenter: George Melly
Interviewee: George Webb
Interviewee: Chris Barber
Producer: David Roper

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits and LP cuts.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Mark Radcliffe

With poet Ian McMillan.


Unknown: Ian McMillan.

: Liz Kershaw

Sitting in for Janice Long.
1.30am Pause for Thought with Lalitavira.

: Alex Lester

3.30 6.00 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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