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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Bess Twiston-Davies .


Unknown: Bess Twiston-Davies

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Rabbi Pete Tobias.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Go to [web address removed] for guest details

: Stuart Maconie

: Desmond Carrington

With The Music Goes Round.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains. Popular organ recordings, including classics and standards. PHONE [number removed]0200 for information and details of organ clubs and societies. Email: organist.entertains8ibbc.co.uk

: Yesterday Once More: theKaren Carpenter Story

1/2. Mark Radcliffe presents the first of two programmes exploring the personal life of Karen Carpenter , who died in 1983, aged 32, and whose cheery, controlled and immaculately polished singing voice (as one half of 70s pop duo the Carpenters) masked a deeply troubled spirit. With input from Phil Ramone , Herb Alpert , Nicky Chinn , press agent Brian Southall , personal friends and, in archive interviews, Karen and Richard Carpenter. This 2004 documentary was recently cited as a favourite among Radio 2 listeners.


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Karen Carpenter
Unknown: Phil Ramone
Unknown: Herb Alpert
Unknown: Nicky Chinn
Unknown: Brian Southall
Unknown: Richard Carpenter.

: Birdsong: the Charlie Parker Story

4/4. Russell Davies concludes a tribute to saxophonist
Charlie Parker , who died in 1955. aged 34, leaving an extraordinary legacy. Parker - aka "Bird" - nurtured his unique style first in Kansas City and then in New York City, where he developed the bop sound. He suffered a nervous breakdown in Los Angeles following addictions to both heroin and alcohol.


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Charlie Parker

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits, LP cuts and obscurities from the glam, disco, punk and metal years.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Mark Radcliffe

Tonight's guest is folk singer Eliza Carthy.


Singer: Eliza Carthy.

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30am Pause for Thought with Ali Hutchison.


Unknown: Ali Hutchison.

: 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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