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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Johnnie Walker

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe andStuart Maconie

Featuring a live set by Wirral-based indie septet the Coral ahead of the release of their new album.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Only a Northern Song

Paul Sexton tells the rather sad tale of Northern Songs, the publishing company set up in 1963 by Dick James and Beatles manager Brian Epstein to publish the songs of Lennon and McCartney. In 1969 ATV bought the goldmine songbook, but without the knowledge of the songwriters. Wealthy entertainer Michael Jackson then purchased the package in the mid-80s. The programme gets the story from songwriters Tony Hatch and Graham Gouldman , lawyer Michael Eaton , author Brian Southall and Paul Russell , who worked with Jackson when he bought the catalogue. Producer Paul Sexton


Unknown: Paul Sexton
Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Brian Epstein
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Songwriters: Tony Hatch
Songwriters: Graham Gouldman
Unknown: Michael Eaton
Unknown: Brian Southall
Unknown: Paul Russell
Producer: Paul Sexton

: Beverley's Gospel Nights

New series 1/6. Soul-influenced singer Beverley Knight shares her passion for choral, barbershop, a cappella and R&B singing in another series showcasing top acts from around the world. The series starts with guest Mavis Staples , whose new album chronicles her experiences with Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. Also,
Jools Holland accompanies Beverley in one of her favourite gospel songs. Producer Bernard Achampong


Unknown: Mavis Staples
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Jools Holland
Producer: Bernard Achampong

: Janice Long

With a live session by Mr Fogg (aka indie synth-pop artist Phil Barry ). Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought.


Unknown: Mr Fogg
Artist: Phil Barry

: 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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