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: Sarah Kennedy

: Aled Jones

: Jeremy Vine


: Liza Tarbuck

: Bob Harris

: Al Bowlly - Britain's First Pop Star

2/4. Clare Teal continues 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. He recorded more than 1,000 songs in a 14-year career that yielded hits such as Love Is the Sweetest Thing and Pennies from Heaven.


Presenter: Clare Teal

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Martin Yates conducts the BBC
Concert Orchestra with all-female classical-pop quartet All Angels in an eclectic programme featuring music by Gilbert Simon and Sullivan, Elgar, Paul Simon , Tchaikovsky and others. Presented by Ken Bruce at LSO St Luke's in London.


Unknown: Martin Yates
Music By: Gilbert Simon
Unknown: Paul Simon
Presented By: Ken Bruce

: Suzi Quatro Unzipped

Radio 2's resident rock 'n' roll chick reads her autobiography, which chronicles her sometimes turbulent life from 1950s Detroit to 1970s Britain. Each episode features a track from her latest album.
4/6. Suzi achieves her commercial peak with a string of UK hits that failed to make an impression in her native America. Her number ones were Can the Can (1973) and Devil Gate Drive (1974).

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the first of three programmes of highlights from the Brass in Concert Contest held at the Sage
Gateshead last November.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Matthew Wright looks back at the year's cultural highs, with perky film journalist Angie Errigo , drama critic Charlie Spencer and entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson.


Unknown: Matthew Wright
Unknown: Angie Errigo
Unknown: Charlie Spencer
Unknown: Colin Paterson.

: Mark Lamarr

A year-end edition showcasing more of the year's top live sessions.

: Pete Mitchell

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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