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: Mo Dutta

Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought.

: Jonathan Ross

Hip tunes. Plus guest Michael Aspel.


Unknown: Michael Aspel.

: The Comedy HourAlexei Sayle's Alternative Take

2/6. Alexei Sayle looks at the history of "alternative" comedy and its lasting impact on Britain's cultural sensibility. Today he explores character comedy, from music hall to Steve Coogan.
1.30 Alan Carr and Friends at the Fringe
2/2. Alan Carr with top comics from this year's Edinburgh International Festival. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Steve Coogan.
Unknown: Alan Carr
Unknown: Alan Carr

: Stuart Maconie

(Maconie on the Mercury Prize: p28)


DJ: Stuart Maconie

: Dermot O'Leary

Psychedelia-inspired Brighton rock resident Paul Steel performs a live set. Plus a phone chat with gifted comic actor David Schwimmer (Friends).


Unknown: Paul Steel
Unknown: David Schwimmer

: Paul Gambaccini

With America's Greatest Hits.

: Blood and Fire: Roots, Reggae and Rastafari

Don Letts demystifies Rastafari beyond its everyday links with dreadlocks, Bob Marley and spliffs in a programme exploring the religious movement's impact on Jamaicans following years of British colonial rule and enforced slavery. Letts draws particular attention to its musical voice - roots reggae - which from the 1970s, spoke to Jamaica's poor and oppressed.
Expect a survey of reggae's greatest, from Burning Spear to Black Uhuru, and a look at the music's huge pull here in the UK. Contributors include Max Romeo, Johnny Clarke, Stephen Marley, the Abyssinians, the Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Matumbi, Ranking Miss P and Rico Rodriguez.
Music choices: page 120


Presenter: Don Letts
Producer: James Hale

: Russell Brand

Manic chat.
Podcast: highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/brand

: Steve Lamacq

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 2.30 Pause for Thought.

: Mo Dutta

6.15 as 2.30

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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