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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought, with TV presenter Jan Leeming.


Presenter: Jan Leeming.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

Katie Melua performs a live session.


Unknown: Katie Melua

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Stuart Maconle

Maconie on doo-wop: page 40

: Mark Radcliffe

With guest Claudia Winkleman.


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman.

: Shake, Rattle and Roll

2/13. Mark Lamarr with lesser-known vintage recordings. This edition features tracks by Steve Alaimo , Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Merle Kilgore.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Steve Alaimo
Unknown: Jay Hawkins
Unknown: Merle Kilgore.

: Street Corner Soul

1/4. Singer Ronnie Spector explores the rise, fall and immeasurable influence of doo-wop - the close-harmony rhythm and blues style of singing that emerged in the 1950s on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and which inspired the ex-Ronettes star to sing in the first place. Giant doo-wop radio classics include the Penguins' Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine), (1954), the Five Satins' In the Still of the Nite (1956) and the Flamingos' < Only Have Eyes for You (1959). The series begins with a look at the American gospel groups of the late 1940s that inspired successful vocal acts such as the Swallows, the Ravens and the Orioles. Featuring input by the artists and hustlers responsible for doo-wop, which remains one of the greatest of all urban music genres.
Spoken word choices: page 136


Singer: Ronnie Spector
Producer: Owen McFadden

: The Green Guide to Life

6/6. Stand-up comic Jeff Green takes a rather satirical look at kids, featuring archive input from Eddie Izzard , Jack Dee , Ardal O'Hanlon , Les Dawson and Dara O'Briain.


Unknown: Jeff Green
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Ardal O'Hanlon
Unknown: Dara O'Briain.

: 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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