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: Mo Dutta

And at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Paul Mitchell in Scotland.


Unknown: Paul Mitchell

: Sounds of the 60s

Brian Matthew with hits and B-sides.


Unknown: Brian Matthew

: Jonathan Ross

Hip tunes, banter and guests, who this week include Bob Geldof.


Unknown: Bob Geldof.

: The Comedy Hour

The Day the Music Died
7/8. Satirical series that takes aim at the music industry. Presented by Andrew Collins with accomplices.
1.30 Radio Rivron
2/6. Musician and writer Rowland Rivron presents a light-hearted music show. Guests include
Neil Sedaka and Alvin Stardust.
Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Rowland Rivron
Unknown: Neil Sedaka
Unknown: Alvin Stardust.

: Stuart Maconie

Current tunes and hip oldies.
Maconie's DVD review: page 38

: Dermot O'Leary

With the Futureheads in session.

: Paul Gambaccini

With America's Greatest Hits.

: The Def Jam Story

Radio 2 celebrates the American record label that spiked the music mainstream with hip-hop, and in so doing pushed popular music in a radical new direction. Inspired by the underground rap sound of the day (Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC), New York club promoter
Russell Simmons and New York University film student-turned producer Rick Rubin combined their love of music and relative disregard for financial gain to launch Def Jam in 1984. Their first release was LL Cool J's
I Need a Beat. The revolutionary sound would transform fashion, language, sexuality and all aspects of the media. The programme features interviews with Rubin and Simmons. With input from Chuck D , Glen Friedman , Hank Shocklee ,
Bill Stephney , LL Cool J , Run-DMC, Steven Tyler , Joe Perry and others.
Producer Des Shaw


Unknown: Russell Simmons
Producer: Rick Rubin
Unknown: Chuck D
Unknown: Glen Friedman
Unknown: Hank Shocklee
Unknown: Bill Stephney
Unknown: Ll Cool J
Unknown: Steven Tyler
Unknown: Joe Perry
Producer: Des Shaw

: Bob Harris

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 2.30 Pause for Thought with Blair Robertson in Scotland.


Unknown: Blair Robertson

: Mo Dutta

6.15 as 2.30

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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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