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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought with singer Alfie Boe.


Singer: Alfie Boe.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

Featuring throughout the week Tracks of My Years, in which singer/songwriter Don McLean
(American Pie) picks - two a day - his favourite ten records. Plus a week-long spotlight on the new album by Katie Melua , who on Thursday performs a live set.


Songwriter: Don McLean
Unknown: Katie Melua

: Jeremy Vine

Topical phone-in show.
PHONE the Comment Line on [number removed] or the Question Line on [number removed] between 11.45am and 1.45pm
Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details

: Steve Wright

Podcast: Highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/wright

: Stuart Maconle

Sitting in for Chris Evans all week. To view an Arcade Fire gig, press the red button from any digital BBC TV channel


Unknown: Chris Evans

: Paul Jones

Classic R&B and the cream of new blues releases. Plus a live session from all-female Swedish quartet Little Jenny and the Blue Beans.

: Mark Radcliffe

Hip tunes and stimulating chat. New York-based punk-rockabilly duo Heavy Trash perform live.

: Big Band Special

Clare Teal presents the BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie.

: Jools Holland

2/12. Jools with more big band. jazz and R&B favourites. His guest is veteran pop and rock singer/ guitarist Andy Fairweather-Low , who in the late 60s led the seven-piece hitmakers Amen Corner.
See also Book of the Week at 9.45am on R4


Guitarist: Andy Fairweather-Low

: Simon Mayo

Guests include singer/songwriter Billy Bragg and ex-Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie.


Songwriter: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Justin Currie.

: Janice Long

With a live set from Liverpudlian indie quartet Married to the Sea. 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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