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: Jeremy Vine

: Michael Jackson: 30 at 50

Over the next four days
Radio 2 celebrates four pop-related 50th birthdays, starting with soul-pop star Lionel Richie 's look at the chart hits of former Motown colleague Michael Jackson , who was 50 in August. Framed by interviews with those who have worked with Jackson, the programme runs down the singer's 30 top-selling UK solo singles, from a repertoire that includes
40 tight, slickly produced top-ten hits going back to 1972's Got to
Be There. Jackson first charted in late 1969 with the Jackson 5's
I Want You Back, for which, at 11, he was called upon to sing "Oh baby give me one more chance, to show you that I love you". Producer Gary Bones
See also tomorrow at 2pm


Unknown: Lionel Richie
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Producer: Gary Bones

: Bob Harris

In for Chris Evans.


Unknown: Chris Evans.

: Paul Jones

R&B-and-blues seasonal special featuring The Blues Band and singer Elkie Brooks , saxophonist Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis and pianist and singer Mike Sanchez.


Singer: Elkie Brooks
Singer: Mike Sanchez.

: 6 on 2: Dave Pearce

A chance to hear BBC 6 Music's dance specialist Dave Pearce.


Unknown: Dave Pearce.

: Big Band Special

Clare Teal hosts the BBC Big Band, conducted by Jiggs Whigham.


Conducted By: Jiggs Whigham.

: Glen Campbell

Another chance to hear an October concert by country-pop giant Glen Campbell with the BBC Concert Orchestra, featuring his 1960s classics and songs from his recent album of cover versions.


Unknown: Glen Campbell

: The Late Show

: Alex Lester

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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.

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