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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 a special Pause for
Thought with footballer Linvoy Primus.


Unknown: Linvoy Primus.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Nick Barraclough

With country tunes and news.

: Mike Harding

With highlights from a Radio 2-sponsored tribute to Tom Paxton , held in late January at the Houses of Parliament by the all-party Folk Music Group in honour of the American folk giant. Jeremy Vine compered the event, at which
Paxton performed for an invited audience that included MPs and members of the House of Lords.


Unknown: Tom Paxton
Unknown: Jeremy Vine

: The Reggae Show

4/8. Mark Lamarr showcases choice examples of the Jamaican music genre. This edition is devoted to the career of reggae producer Bunny "Striker" Lee.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr

: A Handful of Songs - theLionel Bart Story

3/3. Joint presenters Barbara
Windsor and Matt Lucas conclude a profile of songwriter Lionel Bart , who died in 1999, aged 68, following huge successes and a long period of personal troubles. This final instalment details Bart's failure to follow up the stage success of Oliver! (1960), with neither Blitz! (1962) nor Twang! (1965) hitting the bullseye. Plus a look at his career-numbing addiction to drugs and alcohol and his comeback in 1989, when he performed the song Happy
Endings in a TV ad. Contributors include Ron Moody, Cameron Mackintosh , Don Black ,
Justin Hayward and Herbert Kretzmer.


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Songwriter: Lionel Bart
Unknown: Cameron MacKintosh
Unknown: Don Black
Unknown: Justin Hayward
Unknown: Herbert Kretzmer.

: Mark Radcliffe

With a live set from Moscow-born US singer/songwriter
Regina Spektor , who cites the Beatles, Billie Holiday and Chopin as influences.


Songwriter: Regina Spektor
Unknown: Billie Holiday

: Janice Long

Faithless peform live in session.
At 1.30 Pause for Thought with Juli Wills.


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.

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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