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: Richard Allinson

With the Dawn Patrol.
Including at 6.15 a special live Pause for Thought with Roshan Doug.


Unknown: Roshan Doug.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Roger Royle.


Unknown: Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

Including Tracks of My Years, in which songwriter Burt Bacharach picks two final favourite records.


Songwriter: Burt Bacharach

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Stuart Maconie

: Soul Satisfaction - the Four Tops Story

4/4. A profile of the Four Tops, whose 60s classics include I Can't Help Myself, Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over), Reach Out I'll Be There, Bernadette and 7 Rooms of Gloom. The story winds down with the quartet leaving Motown, enjoying sporadic success throughout the 70s and 80s and even returning to Motown, their legendary status intact.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with guest vocalists Jeni Bern and Loren Geeting , and pianist
James Pearson , recorded at the Pentland Theatre in London.
Presented by Brian Kay.


Unknown: Gavin Sutherland
Unknown: Jeni Bern
Unknown: Loren Geeting
Pianist: James Pearson
Presented By: Brian Kay.

: Chronicles: Volume One

Actor Sean Penn reads an abridged version of Bob Dylan 's 2004 autobiography.
6/8. 1968. Dylan has a motor-bike accident and his wife gives birth. But he shies away from his public persona as the conscience of America with a radical change of image and direction, taking up painting and recording an album based on Chekhov short stories.
Abridged by Clive Stanhope


Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Abridged By: Clive Stanhope

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton talks to conductor and arranger Ray Farr.


Talks: Frank Renton
Unknown: Ray Farr.

: 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 Allen Sleith in Northern Ireland.


Unknown: Allen Sleith

: Janey Lee Grace

Radio 2: [web address removed]

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.

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