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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

New and old hits.

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

Guests include actor Daniel Craig, wine writer Oz Clarke and Coast presenter Neil Oliver.


DJ: Steve Wright
Guest: Daniel Craig
Guest: Oz Clarke
Guest: Neil Oliver

: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

New music and banter.


DJ: Mark Radcliffe
DJ: Stuart Maconie

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: King of Motown: Berry Gordy

Continuing its season of programmes celebrating 50 years of Motown,
Marshall Chess explores the career of Motown giant Berry Gordy , who founded the label in January 1959, with The Miracles'Shop Around hitting number two in the US pop charts two years later. Gordy's music revolution - which created and packaged black music in a new and unusually "white-friendly" way - conguered the charts throughout the 1960s with The Supremes,
Four Tops, Stevie Wonder , Marvin Gaye and many others. Gordy, who sold out to MCA in 1988, provides a rare interview. With further input by Smokey Robinson ,
Sylvester Potts (ex-Contours), white Motown artist Tommy Good , Martha Reeves , singer/songwriter Gloria Jones , members of in-house session pros The Funk Brothers, and others. Producer Neil Rosser


Unknown: Marshall Chess
Unknown: Berry Gordy
Unknown: Stevie Wonder
Unknown: Marvin Gaye
Unknown: Smokey Robinson
Unknown: Sylvester Potts
Artist: Tommy Good
Singer: Martha Reeves
Songwriter: Gloria Jones
Producer: Neil Rosser

: Stubborn Kind of Fella:Remembering Marvin Gaye

1/6. Another chance to hear Smokey Robinson in a tribute to soul legend Marvin Gaye , who died by his father's hand in 1984. The series, which originally aired in 2004 as a 20th-anniversary tribute, attempts to locate the "real man" behind the music. This first edition recalls Gaye's initial desire to be a black Sinatra.


Unknown: Smokey Robinson
Unknown: Marvin Gaye

: Janice Long

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.

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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