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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Al Bowlly - Britain's First Pop Star

3/4. 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. 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 and Moonlight on the Highway. The series features archive interviews with friends and associates who have since died, and 96-year-old Joyce Stone, who is his last surviving friend.
Bowlly perished in the Blitz in 1941. This chapter looks at his career move to the United States.


Presenter: Clare Teal
Interviewee: Joyce Stone

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with soprano Deborah Myers , baritone Michael Cormick and the Pavao String
Quartet. Presented by Ken Bruce , from London's LSO St Luke's.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Baritone: Deborah Myers
Baritone: Michael Cormick
Presented By: Ken Bruce

: Suzi Quatro Unzipped

Radio 2's resident rock 'n' roll chick reads her autobiography. 5/6. Suzi hits a rocky patch both personally and professionally, but then lands the off-and-on part of Leather Tuscadero on the mid-70s American retro sitcom Happy Days. Then she gets marries and has kids.


Author/Reader: Suzi Quatro

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton explores the latest brass band releases.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

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


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

Featuring a live session from singer/songwriter Richard Hawley.


Songwriter: Richard Hawley.

: 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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