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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

: This Guy's in Love with You-the Herb Alpert Story

3/4. Richard Carpenter profiles trumpeter, composer and producer Herb Alpert , who co-founded A&M Records and had seismic success as frontman of Latin-spiced instrumental septet the Tijuana Brass. The story shifts to mid-1968, when Alpert's solo vocal recording of Bacharach and David's This Guy's in Love with You became a smash hit. Initially dismissed as an uncool valentine strictly for housewives, the gentle melodrama now ranks among pop's definitive ballads, as affirmed tonight by Noel Gallagher. Also a look at the rise of Alpert and Jerry Moss 's profitable independent record label A&M, which established the Carpenters as superstars, boosted Island Records in the UK and advanced the careers of Peter Frampton and the Police.


Unknown: Richard Carpenter
Producer: Herb Alpert
Unknown: Noel Gallagher.
Unknown: Jerry Moss
Unknown: Peter Frampton

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with soprano Ailish Tynan , tenor Bonaventura Bottone and trumpeter Alison Balsom , live from Dorking Halls in Surrey.


Unknown: Gavin Sutherland
Soprano: Ailish Tynan
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Unknown: Alison Balsom

: Eric Clapton: the Autobiography

3/6. Actor Bill Nighy reads extracts from the life of veteran rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Eric Clapton.


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Songwriter: Eric Clapton.

: Listen to the Band

On the eve of the National Brass
Band Championships, Frank Renton recalls some of the best competition test pieces from past years.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

With guests the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, who perform a set.

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought.

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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