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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Roshan Doug.


Unknown: Roshan Doug.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Johnnie Walker

: Soul Satisfaction - the Four Tops Story

New series 1/4.
Paul Gambaccini profiles Motown giants the Four Tops, who - alongside the Supremes - perfected soulful pop melodramas with huge chart success. Sixties gems include Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can't Help Myself, Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over), Reach Out I'll Be There, Standing in the Shadows of Love, Bernadette and 7 Rooms of Gloom, plus dozens of other hits across three decades. With input from Motown songwriting giants Brian Holland and Eddie Holland , Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), and Four Tops Abdul "Duke" Fakir and Renaldo "Obie" Benson, who died in July. Producer Graham Diss


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Brian Holland
Unknown: Eddie Holland
Unknown: Mary Wilson
Producer: Graham Diss

: The Likes of Us

Paul Gambaccini introduces the world premiere of a 40-year-old musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The first of their many collaborations, The Likes of Us tells the story of Dr Thomas Barnardo (1845-1905) and his charitable work for destitute children. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra and a cast headed by narrator Stephen Fry under the direction of Simon Lee , recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre.
Before they were famous: p129


Introduces: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Tim Rice.
Unknown: Dr Thomas Barnardo
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Simon Lee

: Chronicles: Volume One

Sean Penn reads an abridged version of Bob Dylan 's memoir. 3/8. Dylan meets Mike Seeger , who - with Byron, Harry Belafonte and others - has a big impact. Abridged by Clive Stanhope


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Mike Seeger
Unknown: Harry Belafonte
Abridged By: Clive Stanhope

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton showcases some of the new star soloists.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Green Room

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


Unknown: Fiona Bruce
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Bob Harris

At 2.30am Pause for Thought with the Rev Gillean Maclean in Scotland.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean

: Janey

Lee Grace

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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