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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Stuart Maconie

: Mark Radcliffe

Lou Reed discusses his upcoming tour showcasing his 1973 LP Berlin.


Unknown: Lou Reed

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Louie and the G-Men

Steve Van Zandt of the E Street Band celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic rock standard Louie Louie. Written and recorded by Richard Berry and the Pharaohs in 1957, the rather innocuous song did not chart until late 1963, when the raunchy but indecipherable cover by the Kingsmen started a six-week run at number two in the US top 100. Plagued with Cold War fever, the American government launched an attack on this hugely popular hit that was both "obscene" and written by black people. The programme features archive input and recordings from Richard Berry (1935-97), with insight from his widow Dorothy and members of the Kingsmen, the Wailers, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and other acts indebted to the song. Producer Owen McFadden
Music choices: page 136


Unknown: Steve van Zandt
Unknown: Louie Louie.
Unknown: Richard Berry
Unknown: Richard Berry
Unknown: Paul Revere
Producer: Owen McFadden

: All Singing, All Dancing,All Night

New series 1/6. Return of the Northern Soul series in which former
Wigan resident Stuart Maconie spins classic recordings of the genre and the latest releases. The series opener features Northern Soul guru
Kev Roberts who was a DJ at the famed
Wigan Casino in its 1970s heyday. Producer Helen Reed


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Kev Roberts
Producer: Helen Reed

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought.

: Nikki Bedi

3.30 as 1.30am.

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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