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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

New and old hits.

: Steve Wright

Duncan Bannatyne discusses the new series of Dragons'Den.


Unknown: Duncan Bannatyne

: Desmond Carrington

Featuring a spotlight on English composer Eric Coates (1886-1957), who wrote By the Sleepy Lagoon.


Unknown: Eric Coates

: Stuart Maconie

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Migrant Music

With at least a half million East
European immigrants in the UK - and not all of them plumbers or soft-fruit pickers as the tabloids would have you believe - Alexei Sayle explores the music styles they have brought with them, and assesses their impact on Western musical forms. For those unfamiliar with the small cafes and clubs across the UK wherethese new citizens gather round to hear sounds from their homelands - including traditional Gypsy music in its various guises - this programme will serve as an introduction to the music of the Baltic and beyond. Producer Sue Clark


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Sue Clark

: Soup in a Basket

3/4. Lee Mack looks back at the Northern club scene which thrived from the mid-60s to the 1970s. This edition recalls the rivalry between West Yorkshire giants
Batley Variety Club and Wakefield Theatre Club, with new and archive input from singers Jack Jones ,
Neil Sedaka and Antia Harris , and employees of the two clubs.


Unknown: Lee MacK
Singers: Jack Jones
Singers: Neil Sedaka
Singers: Antia Harris

: Pete Mitchell

: 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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