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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 a special Pause for Thought with singer Chris de Burgh.


Singer: Chris de Burgh.

: Johnnie Walker

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Rabbi Pete Tobias.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Nigel Ogden

: Motown on the Mersey

Craig Charles celebrates the heyday of Liverpool's Mardi Gras club, which in the 1960s played host to high-calibre black performers such as Ben E King, Al Green , Arthur Conley , Clyde McPhatter and the Chants, and aspiring locals such as the Vocal Perfection (later the Real Thing). The club became the music mecca for a postwar generation of white and black lovers of the Stax sound.
Recalling the glory days of the Mardi Gras are singer
Geno Washington , Eddie and Chris Amoo (of the Real Thing), trumpeter Kenny Ball , journalist
Paul Du Noyer and Tamla Nights comperes Billy Butler and Chris Wharton. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Al Green
Unknown: Arthur Conley
Unknown: Clyde McPhatter
Singer: Geno Washington
Unknown: Chris Amoo
Unknown: Kenny Ball
Unknown: Paul Du Noyer
Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: Chris Wharton.
Producer: James Crawford

: In Search of the Perfect Pop Song

2/5. Songwriter, producer and Robbie Williams collaborator Guy Chambers presents a detailed guide to the many aspects of the "simple" three-minute pop song, aided by British and American songwriters, musicians, managers and historians. This instalment begins the exploration of a song's constituent parts, specifically the intro and the first minute. Versed contributors include singer/ songwriters Dave McCabe (of the Zutons) and Beverley Knight , songwriter Desmond Child (Livin' la Vida Loca, Poison, Livin' on a Prayer), managers Louis Walsh
(Westlife, Girls Aloud) and Simon Napier-Bell (the Yardbirds, Wham!).


Songwriters: Dave McCabe
Songwriters: Beverley Knight
Songwriter: Desmond Child
Unknown: Louis Walsh
Unknown: Simon Napier-Bell

: Mark Radcliffe

: Janice Long

Featuring a live session from Super Furry Animal singer Gruff Rhys. Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought with Juli Wills


Singer: Gruff Rhys.
Unknown: Juli Wills

: Pete Mitchell

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.

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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.

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