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: Aled Jones

: 6 on 2: Adam and Joe

6 Music's comic duo make a guest DJ appearance on Radio 2.

: Motown: 30 at 50

Chart enthusiast Paul Gambaccini celebrates nearly 50 years of Motown with a rundown of the R&B, soul and pop label's 30 top-selling UK singles. The programme features rare archive material and interviews with famous music artists, who reveal their favourite Motown memories.


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Radio 2 Live in London

Another chance to hear a concert celebrating British songwriting first broadcast in November last year, with James Morrison , The
Feeling, Keane, Duffy and Adele.


Unknown: James Morrison

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

2/2. Paul O'Grady pays tribute to Bill Cotton (1928-2008), who between the 1950s and the 1980s contributed to the production or promotion of some of Britain's top TV shows. This final part looks at Cotton's considerable legacy, with input from big-name contributors.


Presenter: Paul O'Grady

: 6 on 2: Huey Morgan

A taste of BBC 6 Music's rock/rap/ disco/soul show with Huey Morgan.

: Mark Lamarr

With Shake, Rattle and Roll.
Inspired rock 'n' roll, rockabilly and blues nerd Mark Lamarr spins lesser-known vintage recordings from his vast record collection.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr

: Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan

An edition of the US radio show first broadcast in America in January 2008, featuring a number-one-themed playlist of popular and obscure tracks spanning 1944 to 1987.

: The Late Show

: 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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