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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Shazia Khan.


Unknown: Shazia Khan.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Mark Radcliffe

: Chris Evans

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Dean Reed - Death of a Comrade

Mark Lamarr recalls the unconventional life of singer, songwriter and actor Dean Reed. Sometimes dubbed the Red Elvis or the communist Johnny Cash, the teen-idol-looking Reed was virtually unknown in his native America. But following moves to Chile, Argentina, Italy (where he starred in numerous spaghetti westerns) and finally East Germany, he became one of the Soviet bloc's biggest stars. Reed was found dead in an East Berlin lake in 1986, aged 47, in what appeared to be a suicide. Contributors include Stefan Ernsting, author of Der Rote Elvis (The Red Elvis), American defector Victor Grossman, biographer Chuck Laszewski and journalist Russell Miller. Plus archive input from Dean Reed and Phil Everly.


Presenter: Mark Lamarr
Interviewee: Stefan Ernsting
Interviewee: Victor Grossman
Interviewee: Chuck Laszewski
Interviewee: Russell Miller
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Piaf

1/4. Petula Clark profiles legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf (born Edith Giovanna Gassion ), who died of cancer in 1963, aged 47, following a career marked by dramatically soaring performances, among them the genre-defining classics La Vie en Rose, Milord and, perhaps most iconically, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. Featuring rare archive material and interviews. The series first aired in April 2005.


Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Edith Giovanna Gassion
Unknown: Je Ne Regrette

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits and LP cuts.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Tom Robinson

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30am Pause for Thought with Sara Saigol.


Unknown: Sara Saigol.

: Alex Lester

330 as 1.30

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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