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: Sounds of the 60s

Brian Matthew spins hits and B-sides.


Unknown: Brian Matthew

: Mark Lamarr and Jo Brand

Sitting in for Jonathan Ross. Guests include ex-Small Faces keyboardist Ian McLagen and cast members from the current West End reggae musical The Harder They Come.


Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Unknown: Ian McLagen

: The Comedy Hour

Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take
4/6. Alexei Sayle continues his survey of "alternative" comedy with a look at double acts.

1.30 The Jason Byrne Show
4/6. Themed comedy sketches. Today's edition tackles religion.


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Jason Byrne

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

A special edition from the 44th Cambridge Folk Festival, featuring live performances by Martha Wainwright, Karine Polwart and others. Plus recorded tracks and a chat with Judy Collins.

(Stuart Maconie on jobs on the side: page 31)


Presenter: Mark Radcliffe
Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Musician: Martha Wainwright
Musician: Karine Polwart
Guest: Judy Collins

: Paul Gambaccini

US hits.

: Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel?

Bob Harris explores the aftermath of a February 1967 drugs bust at the home of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Responding to custodial sentences given to both Richards and Mick Jagger in late June, traditionally conservative Times editor William Rees-Mogg criticised the penalty in an editorial titled Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel? The rock stars were released from prison, signalling an era of increasingly liberal attitudes to previously taboo, scorned and relatively unrepressed lifestyles.


Presenter: Bob Harris

: Suzi Quatro

Tonight's US-oldies playlist features the Drifters, Lee Hazlewood, Marv Johnson, the Monkees and others.


Presenter: Suzi Quatro

: Russell Brand

Music and chat.

: Bob Harris

With indie band the Lemonheads.

: Trevor Nelson

Rptd from Wed

: Pete Mitchell

New and old 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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