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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Emma Forbes

: Chris Evans

: Desmond Carrington

Old and new easy listening.

: Stuart Maconie

With guest Paul Weller.


Unknown: Paul Weller.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Orqanist Entertains.

: Icons Revisited - Cliff Richard

6/10. Johnnie Walker continues a survey of previously aired profiles of iconic pop stars with Cilla Black's tackling of the uncool image of UK chart king Cliff Richard, who, despite phenomenal success, tends to be regarded critically only for his 1958 debut hit Move It!, the 1962 Shadows collaboration The Young Ones, and a handful of 70s-comeback 45s. This 2006 programme features input from the "Peter Pan of pop", who discusses the secret of his enduring success and his debt to certain record producers. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Johnnie Walker
Unknown: King Cliff Richard
Unknown: Peter Pan

: The Cowboy's Last Ride

2/4. Tex-Mex-influenced country balladeer Tom Russell explores the links between American cowboy culture and the "cowboy song", from early folk songs of the plains to the first real cowboy recordings. Citing contemporary USA as "bland, boring, one big strip mall", Russell searches for the last cowboys.
Tonight he looks at the impact of Hollywood on the cowboy and his music, with discs by contrasting singing-cowboy stars Gene Autry and Tex Ritter.


Unknown: Tom Russell
Unknown: Gene Autry

: 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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