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: Jeremy Vine

Phone-in show.

: Prince: 30 at 50

Trevor Nelson celebrates the chart success of soul-funk-pop star Prince - who was 50 in June - with a rundown of the singer's 30 top-selling UK singles, from a repertoire that includes more than 25 top-20 hits, starting with 1983's 1999, which which reached number two in 1985. Top music stars discuss their high regard for Prince's output.
(See also tomorrow 2pm)


Presenter: Trevor Nelson
Producer: Gary Bones

: Bob Harris

: Showman and Star-Maker:a Tribute to Bill Cotton

1/2. Paul O'Grady pays tribute to hugely influential BBC giant Bill Cotton , who contributed to the production or promotion of some of Britain's biggest TV shows, including Top of the Pops (1964), The Morecambe and Wise Show (1968), Dad's Army (1968), Monty Python 's Flying Circus (1969), The Generation Game (1971), The Two Ronnies (1971), The Good Life (1975) and To the Manor Born (1979). Featuring input from big-name contributors. Cotton died in August, aged 80. Concludes tomorrow at 7pm. Producer Malcolm Prince


Unknown: Paul O'Grady
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Unknown: Monty Python
Producer: Malcolm Prince

: BBC Electric Proms:Saturday Night Fever

Another chance to hear a concert to mark the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever's 18-week run at number one on the UK LP chart in 1978. Bee Gee Robin Gibb performs with Sam Sparro , Sharleen Spiteri and the BBC Concert Orchestra, directed by Anne Dudley. (Rvised repeat)


Unknown: Robin Gibb
Unknown: Sam Sparro
Unknown: Sharleen Spiteri
Directed By: Anne Dudley.

: Trevor Nelson's New Year's Eve

Party special featuring urban tracks. Producer Dan Cocker


Producer: Dan Cocker

: The Late Show

Music and chat.

: 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.

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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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