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: Ken Bruce

With further 2007 highlights of the show's Tracks of My Years feature.

: Liza Tarbuck

: Bob Harris

: Al Bowlly - Britain's First Pop Star

New series 1/4. Clare Teal presents a tribute to South African-raised singer Al Bowlly, who travelled to Britain where, in the 1930s, he emerged as this nation's first pop star, with careers in Berlin and New York as well. The good-looking Bowlly became popular - especially with women - at a time when big bands rather than solo acts dominated popular music. He recorded more than 1,000 songs in a 14-year career that yielded hits such as Love Is the Sweetest Thing, The Very Thought of You, Pennies from Heaven and Moonlight on the Highway, the latter two of which inspired writer Dennis Potter. The series features archive interviews with friends and colleagues who have since died, and 96-year-old Joyce Stone, who is his last living friend. The singer perished in a Blitz explosion in 1941, aged 42.


Presenter: Clare Teal
Interviewee: Joyce Stone
Producer: James Hale

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Aled Jones presents some music highlights of the last 12 months.


Unknown: Aled Jones

: Suzi Quatro Unzipped

3/6. Radio 2's resident rock 'n' roll chick reads her autobiography, which chronicles her sometimes turbulent life from 1950s Detroit to 1970s Britain - where she became a glam icon.

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents highlights of band music of the last 12 months.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Angie Errigo , Charlie Spencer and Colin Patersonjoin Matthew Wright to review the year's films, theatre and book releases.
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/ radio/podcasts/r2weekndr/


Unknown: Angie Errigo
Unknown: Charlie Spencer

: Mark Lamarr

With the year's top live sessions.

: Pete Mitchell

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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.

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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.

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