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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Hey! Bo Diddley

1/3. Another chance to hear a tribute series to legendary singer/ guitarist Bo Diddley , who died on 2 June, age 79. The Mississippi-born maverick imbibed rock 'n' roll with the blues and influenced diverse acts such as the Smiths, U2 and George Michael. Presented by Roger Daltrey with input from
Dave Davies , Tom McGuinness (of Manfred Mann ), Wilko Johnson (of Dr Feelgood), Marshall Chess , Paul Barrere (of Little Feat) and Bo Diddley , whose name refers to a one-stringed African guitar.


Guitarist: Bo Diddley
Guitarist: George Michael.
Presented By: Roger Daltrey
Unknown: Dave Davies
Unknown: Tom McGuinness
Unknown: Manfred Mann
Unknown: Wilko Johnson
Unknown: Marshall Chess
Unknown: Paul Barrere
Unknown: Bo Diddley

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robert Ziegler conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with singer Brenda Edwards and the Cormac Kenevey Quartet in a showcase of American song to mark the Fourth of July. Presented by Paul Gambaccini at London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Singer: Brenda Edwards
Unknown: Cormac Kenevey
Presented By: Paul Gambaccini

: Eric Clapton: the Autobiography

4/6. Bill Nighy reads from the life of rock veteran Eric Clapton.


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Eric Clapton.

: Listen to the Band

Gary Cutt conducts the world-renowned Grimethorpe Band, with music by Jimmy Webb , Cole Porter and Gordon Langford.


Unknown: Gary Cutt
Music By: Jimmy Webb
Music By: Cole Porter
Music By: Gordon Langford.

: The Weekender

Arts show.

: Mark Lamarr

Tonight's guest is Paul Weller.


Unknown: Paul Weller.

: 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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