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: Sarah Kennedy

: Simon Mayo

: Jeremy Vine


: Stuart Maconie

: Desmond Carrington

Easy-listening golden oldies.

: Mark Radcliffe

Featuring Ralfe Band in session.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Living in Harmony

1/6. Russell Davies explores the ancient art of close-harmony singing in its many variations, including barbershop, jazz, gospel and doo-wop as sung by sacred, commercial, amateur and professional groups (including church choirs, Welsh male voice choirs, session singers and backing vocalists). Featured acts include the Manhattan Transfer, Take Six, New York Voices, the Four Freshmen, the Hi-Los, the Bobs, the Big Apple Chorus and the Swingle Singers.


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Soup in a Basket

4/4. Lancashire-born comedian Lee Mack concludes an affectionate and nostalgic look back at the heyday of Northern clubs. This edition recalls the end of the golden era, signalled by the double-whammy closure of rivalling West Yorkshire giants Batley
Variety Club and Wakefield Theatre Club, and features new and archive input from employees of both clubs, plus comedians Russ Abbott and Bernie Clifton , comedian and performer Marti Caine (1944-1995) the Grumbleweeds and singer Pat O'Hare.


Unknown: Lee MacK
Unknown: Russ Abbott
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Singer: Pat O'Hare.

: 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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