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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Norman Steel.


Unknown: Norman Steel.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Rob Gillion.


Unknown: Rob Gillion.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

: Desmond Carrington

With The Music Goes Round.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Brenda Fassie - Madonna of the Townships

Neneh Cherry recalls the extraordinary life of South African popular singer Brenda Fassie , who died, aged 39, following a massively successful career as one of the inspired and disruptive voices of disenfranchised black people. Dubbed "Madonna of the townships", Fassie - named after American pop/country star Brenda Lee - saw much of her material banned during the apartheid era. Her personal life, characterised by drug addiction, failed concert appearances and huge debts, was laid bare in the press. Both Nelson Mandela and South African President Thabo Mbeki attended her funeral in 2004. Producer Helen Chetwynd


Singer: Brenda Fassie
Unknown: Brenda Lee
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Unknown: Thabo Mbeki
Producer: Helen Chetwynd

: Stubborn Kind of Fella

Remembering Marvin Gaye 5/6. Smokey Robinson profiles soul giant Marvin Gaye , who died in 1984. This edition explores the more challenging aspects of Gaye's persona - self-doubt, excessive drug-taking, violence and marital tensions. The series was first broadcast in 2004.


Unknown: Marvin Gaye
Unknown: Smokey Robinson
Unknown: Marvin Gaye

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits and LP cuts.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Tom Robinson

Featuring a live set from Cara Dillon.


Unknown: Cara Dillon.

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30am Pause for Thought with Kavyasiddhi.

: 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.

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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