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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thouqht with Suhayl Saadi.


Unknown: Suhayl Saadi.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thouqht with Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Blues to the Bone: the Lifeof Etta James

2/3. CandiStaton profiles gutsy R&B, blues and jazz singer Etta James , whose turbulent and troubled life has found soulful expression in over 50 years of performances. The story shifts to the mid-60s, when James struggled with drug dependancy and produced one of her defining works, the 1967 album Tell Mama, which included the hit-single title track and its influential and much-covered B-side I'd Rather Go Blind.
The programme also recalls her
70s funk-inspired recordings, and features input from A&R man
Tony Rounce , road manager Phil Kaufman and musical directors
Josh Sklair and Brian Ray.


Singer: Etta James
Unknown: Tony Rounce
Unknown: Phil Kaufman
Directors: Josh Sklair
Directors: Brian Ray.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

A specially themed "Fabulous 50s" edition featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates with guest Tim Flavin , live from the Festival Theatre in Chichester. Ken Bruce presents.


Conducted By: Martin Yates
Unknown: Tim Flavin

: Alfie

Nick Moran reads Bill Naughton 's 1962 play about an unusually sexually motivated Londoner. 3/7. Alfie is concerned about the shadows on his lung. Abridged by Neville Teller


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

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a studio session from the Yorkshire
Imperial Band, conducted by Chris Holding .


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Chris Holding

: The Weekender

Arts round-up with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thouqht with Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

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.

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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