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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Wake Up to Wogan

At 9.15 Pause for Thought with Nagaraja.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: John Inverdale

: Desmond Carrington

With The Music Goes Round.

: Stuart Maconie

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Elvis: the 68 Comeback Special

Continuing Radio 2's trio of specials commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley,
Kate Thornton explores the impact of the singer's stylish US television special, Elvis (now referred to as the 68 Comeback Special). Recorded in an intimate setting in June 1968 and aired in December, the rock milestone featured a leather-encased Presley in peak form, performing on stage before a live audience for the first time in more than seven years.
Having concentrated on his movie career and having missed the top ten of the Beatles-era US pop charts since 1965, Presley enjoyed a huge comeback with this small-screen appearance, returning to the upper reaches of the charts in 1969 with In the Ghetto and Suspicious Minds. Producer Des Shaw
See also Don't Start Me Talking.... about Elvis on Thursday at 10pm
Would he still be King?: page 10


Unknown: Kate Thornton
Producer: Des Shaw

: Beverley's Gospel Nights

4/6. 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. Guests include Sounds of Blackness musical director Gary Hines and singer Priscilla Jones , who performs a version of her song Sweet Jesus.


Director: Gary Hines
Singer: Priscilla Jones

: Liz Kershaw

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought with Tim Turvey.


Unknown: Tim Turvey.

: 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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