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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

: Chris Evans

: Bob Harris Country

Country, roots and Americana, featuring a preview of next week's Country Music Association Awards.

: Shake, Rattle and Roll

5/13. Rock'n'roll, rockabilly and blues enthusiast Mark Lamarr presents tracks by the Crazy
Teens, Willie Dixon , Carl Perkins , Al Henderson and Big Maybelle.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Willie Dixon
Unknown: Carl Perkins
Unknown: Al Henderson

: Street Corner Soul

4/4. 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 urban streets of East Coast America. The story winds down with the winding down of doo-wop. Despite the mainstream successes of acts such as the Penguins, the Zodiacs and the Flamingos, many musicians were not reaping their just rewards.
Further complications arose when the US Government started to target the workings of the music industry. Also, certain British bands invaded the American charts with disastrous results for many homegrown acts.


Singer: Ronnie Spector

: The Flight of the Conchords

3/6. Rob Brydon narrates an improvised comedy starring Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement as Flight the Conchords.
RTDIRECT:to order The Flight of the Conchords CD for £12.99 (RRP £15.99) inc pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a min) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD184 at the checkout


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

: Janice Long

Indie rock singer/songwriter Jeremy Larson performs live.
Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought.


Songwriter: Jeremy Larson

: 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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