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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

New and old music.

: Clive Anderson

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

Tunes and chat.

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Tonight's guest is Pogues co-founder Peter "Spider" Stacy.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Ed Sullivan and the Gateway to America

Comedian Joan Rivers pays tribute to iconic American TV personality Ed Sullivan (1901-74), on whose Sunday night variety show she appeared 19 times. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Sullivan's first broadcast in 1948, Rivers recalls his early championing of rock-era acts such as Elvis Presley and, most famously, the Beatles, whose debut appearance reached over 70 million viewers. With his often imitated unanimated stance, Sullivan played host to everyone from Woody Allen , the Supremes and Rudolf Nureyev to Edith Piaf, Richard Pryor , Peggy Lee and US baseball heroes. This programme explores his critical role in promoting the British Invasion and in giving family-viewing airtime to acts such as the Doors, who naughtily ignored the command to tone down the lyrics to Light My Fire. Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: Joan Rivers
Unknown: Ed Sullivan
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Richard Pryor
Unknown: Peggy Lee
Producer: Owen McFadden

: The Greatest Dance Records of All Time

2/3. Zoe Ball with numbers six, five and four in the ten top dance records ever, as chosen by Radio 2 listeners.


Presenter: Zoe Ball

: Janice Long

Music and chat.

: Pete Mitchell

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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