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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

New and old hits.

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

Music and guests.

: Mark Radcliffe

New music.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: 1968: An Olympic Soundscape

Three days ahead of the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Sebastian Coe presents an Olympic-themed instalment of Radio 2's now annual series of soundscapes. Combining archive recordings and newsreels with music and newspaper clips, this audio collage recalls the Mexico City games of 1968, which, Coe claims, inspired him to join his local athletics club in Sheffield.


Presenter: Sebastian Coe
Producer: Trevor Dann

: Soup in a Basket

2/4. Comedian Lee Mack looks back to the heyday of Northern clubs. This edition recalls the glory days of the Batley Variety Club, which local tycoon James Corrigan created from an old sewage works. Expect anecdotes about Louis Armstrong , Jayne Mansfield (a "bizarre act"), Roy Orbison , Gracie Fields and Tony Hancock , who lasted less than an evening. With input from Batley employees and others.


Unknown: Lee MacK
Unknown: James Corrigan
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Jayne Mansfield
Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Gracie Fields
Unknown: Tony Hancock

: Janice Long

Music and chat.

: Alex Lester

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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