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: Richard Hammond

Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought.

: Michael Ball

Music and chat from the singer and actor currently receiving excellent notices for his turn as Edna Turnblad in the West End musical Hairspray, following Divine in John Waters's 1988 original film, Harvey Fierstein in the 2002 Broadway stage production and John Travolta in this year's movie adaptation. Producer Gary Bones


Unknown: Edna Turnblad
Unknown: Harvey Fierstein
Unknown: John Travolta
Producer: Gary Bones

: Liza Tarbuck

Music and features with the TV presenter and actress, who invites famous people into the studio.

: Shaun Keaveny

Music, chat and laughs.

: Viva Latino!

Joan Armstrong gets in the mood for a new year party with Latin beats and sounds, from Tito Puente to Gilberto Gil , Ojos de Brujo to
Juanes, rumba to bomba, salsa to samba, Brazil to Birmingham and Miami to Manchester. Producer Graham Pass.


Unknown: Joan Armstrong
Unknown: Tito Puente
Unknown: Gilberto Gil

: Spice Girls in Concert

An exclusive reunion event featuring the 90s chart stars.
Expect to hear new material along with a selection of their 11 singles, nine of which have gone to number one. Recorded at London's 02 Arena.
Repeated from Saturday 22 December

: Russell Brand Meets theSpice Girls

Russell Brand chats candidly with the recently re-formed Spice Girls. Repeated from Saturday 22 December

: Steve Wright's New Year's Eve Love Songs

A special end-of-the-year edition of Steve's Sunday show devoted to listeners' romantic requests.


DJ: Steve Wright
Producer: Mark Plant

: All Singing All Dancing AllNew Year's Day

Funk and soul specialist Craig Charles ushers in the new year with a personal pick of Northern Soul party tracks. Producer Helen Reed


Unknown: Craig Charles
Producer: Helen Reed

: Alex Lester

And 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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