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: Mark Lamarr and Jo Brand

Guests include actor and comic
Gary Wilmot and, performing live, pianist/accordionist Geraint Watkins.


Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Accordionist: Geraint Watkins.

: The Comedy Hour

Alexei Sayle 's Alternative Take 5/6. Alexei Sayle continues his survey of "alternative" comedy with a look at female talent.
1.30 The Jason Byrne Show 5/6. Themed sketch satire.


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Jason Byrne Show

: Dermot O'Leary

With live sets from Danish R&Bpop act the Asteroids Galaxy Tour and US indie band the Little Ones.

: Paul Gambaccini

US hits.

: Too Much, Too Young

1/2. Paul Sexton tells the story of the rise and fall of Coventry-based record label and music genre
2 Tone, whose spirited late-70s fusion of punk and Jamaican rhythms targeted the social and economic inequalities of the day. The enterprise was the brainchild of Jerry Dammers , whose band the Specials (Gangsters, Too Much Too Young, Ghost Town) guaranteed a slew of chart hits alongside other 2 Tone acts Madness (The
Prince), the Selecter (On My Radio) and the Beat (Tears of a Clown).
Featuring interviews with Specials members Jerry Dammers , Terry Hall , Neville Staple and Lynval Golding , members of Madness, the Beat and the Selecter, plus producer Pete Waterman , musician Don Letts , ska singer Rhoda Dakar and others. Producer James Hale


Unknown: Paul Sexton
Unknown: Jerry Dammers
Unknown: Jerry Dammers
Unknown: Terry Hall
Unknown: Neville Staple
Unknown: Lynval Golding
Producer: Pete Waterman
Musician: Don Letts
Singer: Rhoda Dakar
Producer: James Hale

: Suzi Quatro

Producer Jay Siegel , who is also lead singer of doo-wop-pop act the Tokens, picks the American songs that inspired him.


Producer: Jay Siegel

: Russell Brand

Music and chat

: Bob Harris

Featuring singer/songwriter
Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda Thompson ).


Songwriter: Teddy Thompson
Songwriter: Linda Thompson

: Trevor Nelson

Rpt from Wed

: Pete Mitchell

Music and chat.

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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