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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Marcus Freed.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Rabbi Pete Tobias.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Mark Radcliffe

: Chris Evans

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: The Black Chord

As part of the BBC season marking the 200th anniversary of Britain's abolition of the slave trade, Neneh Cherry traces the evolution of black music from the African diaspora to urban hip-hop, with a detailed look at cross-cultural fertilisation across Africa, England, America and the Caribbean.
Contributors include Senegalese singer/musician Baaba Maal, songwriter/producer
Lamont Dozier. NYU music professor Jason King, Nigerian musician Femi Kuti , American singer/musician Odetta, US hip-hop star Wyclef Jean , jazz artist Courtney Pine , American singers Mavis Staples and Bill Withers , South African musician Hugh Masekela , ska/rocksteady guru Prince Buster and others. Producers Sue Clark and Vivien Goldman
The March issue of BBC History Magazine, out now, features a slavery abolition special


Producer: Lamont Dozier.
Musician: Femi Kuti
Unknown: Wyclef Jean
Artist: Courtney Pine
Artist: Bill Withers
Musician: Hugh Masekela
Musician: Vivien Goldman

: In Search of thePerfect Pop Song

3/5. Songwriter and producer 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 explores the second minute, the chorus, voices and interpretation.

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits and LP cuts.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Tom Robinson

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought with Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Alex Lester

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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