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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Clive Anderson

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Hey! Bo Diddley

2/3. Another chance to hear a tribute series to legendary singer/ guitarist Bo Diddley (born Otha Ellas Bates McDaniel ), 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, Bruce Springsteen , and George Michael. Tonight's edition explores Diddley's upbringing and his impact on 1960s British rock and pop acts.


Guitarist: Bo Diddley
Unknown: Otha Ellas Bates McDaniel
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: George Michael.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Christopher Warren-Green conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra with soprano Rebecca Bottone , tenor Bonaventura Bottone and pianist
Roderick Elms. Presented by Aled Jones at London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Christopher Warren-Green
Soprano: Rebecca Bottone
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Pianist: Roderick Elms.
Presented By: Aled Jones

: Eric Clapton: the Autobiography

5/6. Actor and air guitarist Bill Nighy reads excerpts from the life of veteran rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Eric Clapton.


Guitarist: Bill Nighy
Songwriter: Eric Clapton.

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton introduces a session by SWT Woodfalls Band, conducted by Melvin White.


Introduces: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Melvin White.

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

Including a live session by blues-rock guintet Jackson Analogue.

: 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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