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: Sarah Kennedy

Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought with Emily Davies.


Unknown: Emily Davies.

: Wake Up to Wogan

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Major Charles King.

: Ken Bruce

Including Tracks of My Years, in which renowned producer and Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers chooses two more of his ten favourite recordings. See also tomorrow at 11pm


Unknown: Nile Rodgers

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

With a selection of music, features, lively chat and interviews with famous people.

: Mike Harding

Specialist in the latest folk, roots and acoustic-based sounds, with news of the latest album releases and details of artists touring the UK. And Orcadian singer/musician Kris Drever reveals his favourite tour-bus tunes.


Musician: Kris Drever

: Mark Lamarr's Alternative 60s

10/10. Passionate music buff Mark Lamarr showcases 1960s UK and US recordings that have possibly eluded the general public, from rock, pop, country and psychedelia to folk, soul, R&B and garage.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr

: Jerseybeat: the Four Seasons Story

2/4. Paul Sexton continues a profile of pop giants the Four Seasons, who had several UK hits but rank among the top five of all groups in the US charts of the 1960s, maintaining huge popularity even during the onslaught of the Beatles-led British invasion.
The story shifts to their chart debut in 1962, when lead singer Frankie Valli's piercing falsetto punctured the airwaves with two socko number ones - Sherry and Big Girls Don't Cry - followed in early 1963 by a third consecutive chart-topper, Walk Like a Man. The latter flaunted a rather camp coupling of subject matter and high-octave vocal register, and in 1985 proved apt material for drag artist Divine's irreverent cover version. The programme features input from songwriter Denny Randell, who with Sandy Linzer co-wrote the Four Seasons' 1966 hits Working My Way Back to You (a huge Spinners cover in 1980), Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'bout Me) and the US/UK autumn 1965 smash Let's Hang On!, whose fuzz guitar sound drew from the Rolling Stones' summer single (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.
Singer Frankie Valli explains how he was still living modestly even after the group had hit big.


Unknown: Paul Sexton
Singer: Frankie Valli
Songwriter: Denny Randell
Unknown: Sandy Linzer

: Steve Lamacq

Music by established and emerging bands, featuring an interview with American singer/songwriter/ musician NiTasha Jackson.


Musician: Nitasha Jackson.

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 Pause for Thought with Juli Wills.


Unknown: Juli Wills.

: 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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