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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Natalie Kirk.


Unknown: Natalie Kirk.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Blues to the Bone: the Life of Etta James

New series 1/3.
Candi Staton presents a profile of R&B, blues and jazz singer
Etta James , whose turbulent life has found soulful expression in over 50 years of recordings that include The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry), At Last, Pushover, Tell Mama and her much-played version of Muddy Waters's / Just Want to Make Love to You. With input from Etta James , Johnny Otis and Others. Producer Paul Welsh


Unknown: Candi Staton
Singer: Etta James
Unknown: Etta James
Unknown: Johnny Otis
Producer: Paul Welsh

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guests Elaine Paige and Chris de Burgh , live from London's Arts Depot. Ken Bruce presents.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Chris de Burgh
Unknown: Ken Bruce

: Alf ie

Nick Moran reads a version of Bill Naughton 's 1962 play.
2/7. Alfie and Gilda respond to the unplanned birth of their son. Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: Nick Moran
Unknown: Bill Naughton
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton airs new releases.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Arts show hosted by Matthew Wright , who presents the first of Radio 2's five Imagine competition-winning dramas centred on a legend or character from popular music. Kerry Shale plays
Barry Manilow and EastEnders actress
Natalie Cassidy stars as Lola in Jason Harrison 's dramatic ode to the sad showgirl of Manilow's
1978 disco smash Copacabana (At the Copa). The other four dramas can be heard next week on Mark Radcliffe 's evening show.


Unknown: Matthew Wright
Music: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Barry Manilow
Unknown: Natalie Cassidy
Unknown: Jason Harrison
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

Includes at 3.30 Pause for Thought with Bryan Gallagher.


Unknown: Bryan Gallagher.

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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