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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Stuart Maconie

: Mark Radcliffe

: Shake, Rattle and Roll

3/13. Rock'n'roll, rockabilly and blues enthusiast Mark Lamarr returns with more lesser-known vintage recordings from his vast stereo collection, much of it on original vinyl from here and abroad. This edition features tracks by Donna Hightower , Helen Humes , Billy Lee Riley and Joe Houston.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Donna Hightower
Unknown: Helen Humes
Unknown: Billy Lee Riley
Unknown: Joe Houston.

: Street Corner Soul

2/4. 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. The story continues with the rise of vocal groups following the successes of the Ravens and the Orioles, though such acts were shut out by major record companies who wouldn't touch "race music".
Future high-profile groups such as the Dominoes, the Clovers and the Five Keys recorded initially on independent labels and depended on maverick DJ Alan Freed for airplay. The series hears input from the artists and hustlers responsible for doo-wop, which remains one of the greatest of all urban music genres.


Singer: Ronnie Spector

: The Flight of the Conchords

1/6. Rob Brydon narrates an improvised comedy starring Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement as Flight of the Conchords, who align themselves with known comics to target all aspects of pop music with relentlessly wicked glee. Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Bret McKenzie
Unknown: Jemaine Clement

: 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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