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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with David Thomas.


Unknown: David Thomas.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Blues to the Bone: the Life of Etta James

3/3. CandiStaton profiles gutsy R&B, blues and jazz singer Etta James, whose troubled life has found soulful expression in over 50 years of performances. The story winds down with a look at Etta's experimental 70s recordings, her liberation from a drug addiction that Billie Holiday had warned her against, her Grammy-winning tribute to Holiday, her wicked sense of humour and her great legacy. With input from singer Sugar Pie Desanto, guitarist Josh Sklair, A&R man Tony Rounce and guitarist/musical director Brian Ray.


Singer: Etta James
Unknown: Billie Holiday
Guitarist: Josh Sklair
Unknown: Tony Rounce
Director: Brian Ray

: BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre

A special edition of Friday Night Is Music Night, staged at Cardiff's New Theatre for the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre competition. Expect to hear highlights from the 12 semi-finalists, six of whom will survive tonight's round to enter Sunday's final, to be broadcast on Radio 2.


Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Alf ie

Nick Moran reads an abridged version of Bill Naughton 's 1962 play. 4/7. Now out of the sanatorium, Alfie meets Annie.
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 Reg Vardy Band, conducted by Ray Farr.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Ray Farr.

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

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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