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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: The Bing Crosby Trail

2/6. Michael Freedland hears from the less well-known friends, family and associates of Bing Crosby , who set the standard for popular crooning in the first half of the last century with over 300 pop hits - including 36 US number ones. The journey continues with a stopover in the brewing town of Spokane, Washington, where
Crosby grew up, nurtured a talent for drinking and started singing. With input and memories from
Crosby's nephew Howard, 89-year-old Hollywood producer AC Lyles, historian Martin McOuade and 91-year-old former Paramount Pictures publicity head Jerome Pickman , who recalls Bing's formidable business sense.


Unknown: Michael Freedland
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Martin McOuade
Unknown: Jerome Pickman

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with Liverpudlian singer
Jade Gallagher and male pop quartet Blake. Presented by Aled Jones , live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Singer: Jade Gallagher
Presented By: Aled Jones

: Eric Clapton: the Autobiography

6/6. Actor and air guitarist Bill Nighy reads extracts from the life of veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton.


Guitarist: Bill Nighy
Guitarist: Eric Clapton.

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton talks to brass band composer/arranger Peter Graham.


Talks: Frank Renton
Unknown: Peter Graham.

: The Weekender

Matthew Wright with a survey of contemporary arts and culture, including the current cinema.
HPodcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/ radio/podcasts/r2weekndr/


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

His guest is celebtrated British rock singer/guitarist Joe Brown.


Guitarist: Joe Brown.

: 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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