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: Sarah Kennedy

At 6.15 Pause for Thought with Nick Baines.


Unknown: Nick Baines.

: Johnnie Walker

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Chris Morley.


Unknown: Chris Morley.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Drivetime

: Hep to the Jive: the Cab Calloway Story

New series 1/4. Clarke Peters pays tribute to charismatic showman, jazz band leader, singer and stage star Cab Calloway (1907-1994), whose hi-de-ho scat singing has influenced jazz artists like Fats Waller as well as today's rap acts. His many hits between 1930 and 1945 include Minnie the Moocher, Kickin' the Gong Around and Hep-Hep (the Jumpin' Jive). A prominent radio personality, he broke down racial barriers and, in the 50s and 60s, drew raves for his stage performances in Porgyand Bess and Hello, Dolly! The series features new interviews, plus archive input from esteemed collaborators Jonah Jones , Dizzy Gillespie , Doc Cheatham and many others. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Clarke Peters
Unknown: Fats Waller
Unknown: Jonah Jones
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Doc Cheatham
Producer: Terry Carter

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra
- with pop quartet G4 and camp cabaret duo Kit and the Widow, live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe

: Amadeus

An abridged version of Peter Shaffer 's play about Mozart's rivalry with composer Antonio Salieri , read by F Murray Abraham.
5/8. Mozart is commissioned to do an Italian opera. Salieri is seething. Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Unknown: Antonio Salieri
Unknown: Murray Abraham.
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the cream of the current brass releases.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Green Room

Mariella Frostrup presents a guide to the current arts.

: Bob Harris

At 2.30am Pause for Thought with the Rev Simon Woodman in Wales.


Unknown: Simon Woodman

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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