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: Sarah Kennedy

6.15 Pause for Thought with Lalitavira.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

Featuring highlights from this year's Cambridge Folk Festival.

: Tears of a Clown -the Story of Smokey Robinson

3/4. Lulu continues a profile of the soul tenor and songwriter with a look at his role as Motown's vice-president, which involved songwriting and producing for the label's other artists. Smokey retired from the Miracles when he had children, but after three years as a devoted company man it was clear that he missed making music. He then launched a solo career.
Contributors include Berry Gordy , Temptations manager Shelley Berger , former Supreme
Cindy Birdsong and Smokey Robinson.


Unknown: Berry Gordy
Unknown: Shelley Berger
Unknown: Cindy Birdsong
Unknown: Smokey Robinson.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with guest singers, including soprano Catherine Bott.
Presented by Brian Kay , live from London's Pentland Theatre.


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Soprano: Catherine Bott.
Presented By: Brian Kay

: Disgrace

Derek Jacobi reads JM Coetzee's
Booker Prize-winning novel.
8/8. Concerned by the strange tone of the telephone conversations with his daughter, David returns to her smallholding to see if he Can help. Abridged by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Abridged By: Jane Marshall

: Listen to the Band

Brass and military bands from
Europe, Japan and New Zealand, introduced by Frank Renton.


Introduced By: Frank Renton.

: The Green Room

Tim Marlow sits in for
Mariella Frostrup with the current arts.
Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Steve Lamacq

Sitting in for Bob Harris.
At 2.30am Pause for Thought with the Rev Mary Stallard in Wales.


Unknown: Bob Harris.
Unknown: Mary Stallard

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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