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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Michaela Youngson.


Unknown: Michaela Youngson.

: 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.

: Another Fine Mess - 80 Years of Laurel and Hardy

Norman Wisdom pays tribute to Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Lancashire) and Oliver Hardy (born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia), whose on-screen double act from the mid-1920s onwards earned them the title of arguably the greatest of all Hollywood comedy duos. An acquired taste for some, they combined immaculately executed slapstick with relentlessly dopey dialogue to unusually poignant effect. Among those discussing their legacy are Jean Darling (who acted in their 1934 feature Babes in Toyland), Ken Dodd, Alex Norton, writer Neil Brand and, in an archive interview, Peter Cushing.
(The drama Stan is on BBC4 tomorrow at 10pm)


Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Oliver Hardy
Unknown: Jean Darling
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: Neil Brand
Unknown: Peter Cushing.
Producer: John Forrest

: Plaf

2/4. Petula Clark profiles legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf , who died in 1963, aged 47, following a career marked by dramatic and soaring performances, among them La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. This instalment looks at her stormy love life and her first million seller, L'Accordéoniste.


Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Je Ne Regrette Rien.

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits and LP cuts.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Tom Robinson

With Graham Coxon live in the studio.


Unknown: Graham Coxon

: Janice Long

With indie trio We Are Scientists. Including at 1.30am Pause for Thought with Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Alex Lester

3.30 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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