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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Don't Start Me Talking about.... the Beatles

2/2. Radio 2's Liverpool season turns its attention to the city's top 20th-century export, the Beatles, exploring the 1960s pop-rock band's impact on the public's attitudes towards style, sex, drugs and worldly matters. With recollections and thoughts from the everyday fans and fanatics for whom the Beatles played a significant role in their formative, adolescent years.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Rumon Gamba conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with soprano Elizabeth Watts and tenor Paul O'Neill in an operatic programme featuring works by Puccini, Donizetti and Massenet. Classic Buskers (aka Michael Copley and Ian Moore ) perform Handel on recorder and accordion.
Presented by tenor Jonathan Ansell.


Unknown: Rumon Gamba
Soprano: Elizabeth Watts
Tenor: Paul O'Neill
Unknown: Michael Copley
Unknown: Ian Moore
Tenor: Jonathan Ansell.

: Eric Clapton: the Autobiography

2/6. Bill Nighy with extracts from the life of the veteran rock guitarist.


Unknown: Bill Nighy

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the second programme from Epic Brass II, recorded at the Sage Gateshead.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

The latest arts and culture.

: Mark Lamarr

Featuring Brooklyn old-school
R&B/sou I/funk act Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.


Unknown: Sharon Jones

: Mike Harding

Repeated from Wednesday at 7pm

: Mo Dutta

Chat, plus music.

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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