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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

With new music.

: Jeremy Vine

Topical show.

: Steve Wright

: Simon Mayo

Music and chat.

: Mark Radcliffe

: Shake, Rattle and Roll

3/3. Mark Lamarr plays n rock 'n' roll, rockabilly and blues records.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr

: Faith in an Elevator

New series 1/3. Producer/arranger Richard Niles celebrates the influential easy-listening recordings of Toronto-born orchestra leader and arranger Percy Faith (1908-76), who provided a smooth backdrop for artists such as Tony Bennett ,
Rosemary Clooney , Doris Day and Johnny Mathis , but remains best known for the huge 1960 US/UK hit The Theme from A Summer
Place - a soaring high-stringed instrumental that exemplifies the breezy cocktail-accompaniment sound that was often the musical equivalent of an anaesthetic. The genre defined the ambience of dentist offices and department store lifts before finding favour among hip young and ironic listeners in the late 1980s. Taken from the score of a 1959 film with Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee , the single spent nine weeks at the top in America, and is discussed tonight by established arrangers
Nick fngman and John Altman and the Feeling's bassist Rich Jones , while KT Tunstall hears a Percy Faith-style version of her Suddenly I See. Producer Elizabeth Clark


Unknown: Richard Niles
Unknown: Percy Faith
Unknown: Tony Bennett
Unknown: Rosemary Clooney
Unknown: Johnny Mathis
Unknown: Troy Donahue
Unknown: Sandra Dee
Unknown: Nick Fngman
Unknown: John Altman
Bassist: Rich Jones
Producer: Elizabeth Clark

: Clive Anderson's Chat Room

5/6. Accomplices include Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg , novelist Will Self and comic Ed Byrne. Repeated on Saturday at 1.30pm


Leader: Nick Clegg
Unknown: Ed Byrne.

: Janice Long

: 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.

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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