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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: On the Road:The Novel That Changed My Life

3/6. Claudia Winkleman calls )n six famous people to eveal the literary works that influenced them. This evening comedian Vic Reeves discusses the Beat Generation classic On the Road - Jack Kerouac 's free-spirited novel, published in 1957. Producers Kate Bland and Lucy Greenwell


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman
Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Producers: Kate Bland
Producers: Lucy Greenwell

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with soprano Rebecca Caine and baritone Graeme Danby , who performs songs from The Barber of Seville and Fiddler on the Roof. Plus the Band of the Grenadier Guards, directed by Major Barry Wassell. With Ken Bruce.


Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Soprano: Rebecca Caine
Baritone: Graeme Danby
Unknown: Barry Wassell.
Unknown: Ken Bruce.

: Shadowlands

Brian Sibley 's abridged version of his account of the love affair between author CS Lewis and Joy David man, read by Ian Richardson. 3/8. Adultery enters the picture. Abridged by Brian Sibley


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Joy David
Read By: Ian Richardson.
Abridged By: Brian Sibley

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton with brass music for a summer's evening, from
Debussy to Scarborough Fair.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Arts show, with Claudia Winkleman sitting in for Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman
Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

Obscure gems from the past 70 years and a live set by boogie-woogie pianist Mike Sanchez.


Pianist: Mike Sanchez.

: 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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