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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Norman Steel.


Unknown: Norman Steel.

: Johnnie Walker

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

And in Tracks of My Years Richard Ashcroft picks two final favourites.


Unknown: Richard Ashcroft

: Jeremy Vine

: Stuart Maconie

: Hep to the Jive

: Cab
2/4. Clarke Peters pays tribute to showman, band leader, singer and stage star Cab Calloway (1907-94), whose hi-de-ho scat singing has influenced jazz artists like Fats I Waller as well as today's rap acts. His many hits included Minnie the Moocher and Kickin'the Gong
Around, and in the 50s and 60s he drew rave reviews for his stage turns in Porgy and Bess and Hello, Dolly! This edition recalls Calloway's legendary residence at New York City's Cotton Club in the 1930s and features new interviews and archive material.


Unknown: Clarke Peters

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with crooner Russell Watson and the Magnets, live from London's
Mermaid Theatre. With Aled Jones.


Unknown: Roderick Dunk
Unknown: Russell Watson
Unknown: Aled Jones.

: Amadeus

An abridged version of Peter Shaffer 's play about Mozart's rivalry with composer Antonio Salieri , read by F Murray Abraham.
6/8. Salieri plots to put Mozart out of favour with the Masons.
Abridged by Neville Teller


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

: Listen to the Band

A concert featuring the newly-formed Northern All Star Brass with award-winning brass soloist Brendan Wheeler, conducted by Ray Farr at the Sage in Gateshead.


Conducted By: Ray Farr

: The Green Room

Arts show with Mariella Frostrup.


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.

: Bob Harris

And at 2.30am Pause for Thought with the Rev Gillean Maclean.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean.

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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