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: Sarah Kennedy

Early-morning easy-listening music and chat, including a flick through the day's newspapers.
Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought.

: Wake Up to Wogan

Terry Wogan presents two hours of music and chat.
Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Ken Bruce

Featuring Tracks of My Years, in which folk singer/songwriter and Steeleye Span co-founder Maddy Prior chooses two more of her ten favourite recordings.

: Jeremy Vine

Topical phone-in show featuring people in the news.

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Mike Harding

Folk, roots and acoustic music, with news of the latest releases and details of artists touring the UK. Guests include Scottish singer/ songwriter Karine Polwart - who in the past year has recorded two new albums, toured the UK and had a baby - and Radio 2 Folk Award singer of the year Julie Fowlis , who reveals her favourite tour-bus tunes.


Songwriter: Karine Polwart
Unknown: Julie Fowlis

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Featuring a live set from Mancunian alternative rock quintet Elbow, who showcase their brand-new album The Seldom Seen Kid.

: The Reggae Show

New series 1/8. Reggae enthusiast Mark Lamarr returns with another series showcasing choice examples of the Jamaican music genre, with special golden-era attention to the 1970s.
Radio choices: pages 126-127


DJ: Mark Lamarr
Producer: Fiona Day

: Jerseybeat -the Four Seasons Story

3/4. Paul Sexton 's story of 1960s pop-radio giants the Four Seasons shifts to 1967, when they had their final top ten of the decade (C'mon Marianne). Then, truetothespirit of the late 1960s, the group opted for something more experimental, and in 1969 released The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette - an ambitious part-psychedelic concept LP co-written by Four Season Bob Gaudio and folk-rock artist Jake Holmes. It stalled at number 85 in the US charts. That same year
Gaudio and Holmes co-wrote Frank Sinatra 's concept album Watertown. The Four Seasons faltered during the singer/songwriter era of the early 70s, but their fortunes changed with the 1975 Motown-made UK top ten The Night and the US/UK comeback 45s Who Loves You and December 1963 (Oh What a Night), with Valli the one surviving original member. In 1976 the group's UK hit Silver Star proved to be their last ever top ten 45. Valli also hit big in 1975 as a solo singer with the slick MOR singles My Eyes
Adored You and Swearin'to God.


Unknown: Paul Sexton
Unknown: Bob Gaudio
Artist: Jake Holmes.
Unknown: Frank Sinatra

: Steve Lamacq

Music by established and up-and-coming bands.

: Nikki Bedi

: Alex Lester

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.

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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.

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