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: Sarah Kennedy

With the Dawn Patrol.
Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Christine Hardman.


Unknown: Christine Hardman.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Johnnie Walker

: Desmond Carrington

With The Music Goes Round.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains. Popular organ recordings.

: The King and I - the Colonel Parker Story

1/2. A profile of the colourfully controversial, Dutch-born manager of Elvis Presley,
Colonel Tom Parker (born Andreas Cornelius van Kuijk), who died in 1997, aged 87. Contributors include the Colonel's widow, Loanne Parker, producer/director Steve Binder (Elvis - '68 Comeback Special), guitarist Scotty Moore, hotel and casino magnate Barron Hilton, and members of the inner circle of Presley's entourage. Presented by Rob Brydon.
Producers Rob Alexander and Mark John

The rags-to-riches life of Elvis Presley has been dissected many times, but what do we know of the King's manager, Colonel Tom Parker (above)? In this absorbing two-part profile, actor, comedian and self-confessed Elvis fan Rob Brydon reveals a sharp-witted chameleon whose sleight-of-hand disposition polarised the opinions of both public and friends. Was he the villain of the piece or an oft-misunderstood, well-intentioned impresario? Little is known of Parker's early years: he was born and raised in Holland (where he was rumoured to have committed murder) but left in 1929 to eke out a living in Depression-hit America. A move to Nashville in the 1940s saw him managing singer Eddy Arnold, but it was in Memphis during the early 1950s that he first came him into contact with Presley. With contributions from Parker's widow Loanne and Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore. Chris Gardner


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Colonel Tom Parker
Unknown: Andreas Cornelius van Kuijk
Unknown: Loanne Parker
Director: Steve Binder
Guitarist: Scotty Moore
Unknown: Barron Hilton
Presented By: Rob Brydon.
Producers: Rob Alexander
Producers: Mark John

: Stubborn Kind of Fella -Remembering Marvin Gaye

2/6. Smokey Robinson pays tribute to soul legend
Marvin Gaye. The series, which originally aired in 2004, attempts to locate the "real man" behind the music.
This edition explores both Gaye's personal and creative dealings with women, the latter resulting in some of pop's greatest-ever duets.


Unknown: Smokey Robinson
Unknown: Marvin Gaye.

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits and LP cuts.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Mark Radcliffe

Writer and journalist Jim White joins Mark in the studio.


Unknown: Jim White

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30am Pause for Thought with Sara Saigoi.


Unknown: Sara Saigoi.

: Alex Lester

1.30 as 3.30

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.

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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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