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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Performing live are Brighton-based left-field quartet British Sea Power.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Turn Your Radio On -Ray Stevens

Comedian Don Maclean looks at the unorthodox career of country, pop and novelty singer/songwriter Ray Stevens (born Harold Ray Ragsdale), who established his trademark pop cheek first in 1961 with the US hit Jeremiah Peabody 's Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green and Purple Pills. Other hits include Ahab the Arab (1962), Gitarzan (1969), the 1970 Vietnam War-inspired US number one Everything Is Beautiful, the country-gospel
God-concerned hit Turn Your Radio
On, the 1974 transatlantic chart-topper The Streak and his 1975 country cover of Misty. With input from Ray Stevens , crooner Andy Williams (on whose TV show
Stevens often appeared), comic
Jasper Carrott , veteran broadcaster Tony Blackburn , songwriter/ producer Mike Batt and popular-culture academic Simon Warner.


Unknown: Comedian Don MacLean
Songwriter: Ray Stevens
Unknown: Harold Ray
Unknown: Jeremiah Peabody
Unknown: Ray Stevens
Unknown: Andy Williams
Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Unknown: Tony Blackburn
Producer: Mike Batt
Unknown: Simon Warner.

: Courtney Pine's Jazz Crusade

New series 1/6. Return of the contemporary jazz series in which the innovative saxophonist airs live music and new releases. This 12th series features special guests, starting tonight with legendary tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins. And there's a live performance from pianist Gwilyn Simcock. Producer Natasha Costa Correa


Unknown: Sonny Rollins.
Pianist: Gwilyn SimcOck.
Producer: Natasha Costa Correa

: Janice Long

: 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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