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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: I Hope We Passed the Audition

A 40th-anniversary music treat as Radio 2 rewinds to The Beatles' final public appearance, which took place on 30 January 1969 on the roof of the band's Apple Corps London headquarters in Mayfair's Savile Row. The title of the programme quotes John Lennon at the event, which followed tense rehearsals, with George Harrison allegedly feeling unappreciated and Yoko Ono speaking on a disgruntled Lennon's behalf. The band nearly broke up, but months later recorded "Abbey Road", and performances from the rooftop concert ended up on the "Let It Be" LP. Featuring input from Yoko Ono, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, photographer Ethan Russell, engineer Alan Parsons, technician Dave Harries, and the policeman who followed orders to shut down the session.


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: George Harrison
Unknown: Yoko Ono
Unknown: Yoko Ono
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Unknown: Ethan Russell
Unknown: Alan Parsons
Unknown: Dave Harries
Producer: Des Shaw

: Stubborn Kind of Fella:Remembering Marvin Gaye

4/6. Smokey Robinson pays tribute to soul giant Marvin Gaye (1939-84). This edition explores Gaye's repertoire of sex-driven, soulful love songs - a specialisation that found its most charged expression on the 1973 LP and single Let's Get It On.


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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