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: Sounds of the 60s

Warmly nostalgic series in which Brian Matthew spins hits, B-sides and obscurities, including requests.


Unknown: Brian Matthew

: Mark Lamarr and Jo Brand

Sitting in for Jonathan Ross. Guests include Billy Bragg.


Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Unknown: Billy Bragg.

: The Comedy Hour

Alexei Sayle 's Alternative Take 6/6. The series winds down with alternative comedy's legacy, featuring Lee Evans , Eddie Izzard , Ben Elton , Jack Dee , Harry Enfield , Josie Long and Daniel Kitson.
1.30 The Jason Byrne Show
6/6. Themed sketches. This final edition tackles medicine.


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Lee Evans
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Josie Long
Unknown: Daniel Kitson.
Unknown: Jason Byrne Show

: Dermot O'Leary

With live sessions from singer/ songwriters Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda Thompson ) and Sam Beeton.


Songwriters: Teddy Thompson
Songwriters: Linda Thompson
Songwriters: Sam Beeton.

: Paul Gambaccini

US hits.

: Too Much, Too Young

2/2. Paul Sexton charts 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 guaranteed a slew of hits alongside other 2 Tone acts the Selecter, Madness and the Beat, whose members provide interviews. Plus further input from producer Pete Waterman , musician
Don Letts , ska singer Rhoda Dakar and rock journalists Garry Bushell and Alexis Petridis.


Unknown: Paul Sexton
Unknown: Jerry Dammers
Producer: Pete Waterman
Musician: Don Letts
Singer: Rhoda Dakar
Unknown: Garry Bushell
Unknown: Alexis Petridis.

: Suzi Quatro

Retro series showcasing US pop from the 1950s onwards. Tonight's playlist features Sly and the Family Stone, Jackie Wilson , Chuck Berry , the Beach Boys and Louis Prima.


Unknown: Jackie Wilson
Unknown: Chuck Berry

: Russell Brand

Music and chat.

: Bob Harris

: Trevor Nelson

Rpt from Wed

: Pete Mitchell

New 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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