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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Julian Worricker

Topical phone-in show.

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Bob Harris Country

Country, roots and Americana, with archive and modern recordings.

: Masters of Rock

5/6. Bruce Dickinson showcases classic, contemporary and obscure hard rock and metal, featuring special guests.


Unknown: Bruce Dickinson

: Seven More Days ThatRocked the World

5/7. Stuart Maconie recalls critical and defining moments in popular music. He continues with the dramatic downfall of American DJ Alan Freed , who allegedly coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" and was the MC for what is credited as the first ever rock concert, which attracted 20,000 gate-crashing, riot-instigating fans of popular music's then-hot new genre. But the so-called "father of rock 'n' roll", whose love of both black and white music coincided with gains in racial integration, lost his career when he was found guilty of accepting payments from record companies in exchange for guaranteed airplay. Freed died in 1965 at the age of 43.


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Alan Freed

: The Green Guide to Life

3/6. Stand-up comedian Jeff Green continues his themed series with a satirical look at ageing, featuring archive input from Victoria Wood, Rodney Dangerfield , Lee Evans , Linda Smith and Dylan Moran. Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Jeff Green
Unknown: Rodney Dangerfield
Unknown: Lee Evans
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Dylan Moran.

: Sounds of the 70s

Steve Harley with hits, LP cuts and obscurities from the glam, disco, punk and metal years.


Unknown: Steve Harley

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought.

: 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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