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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

Songwriters Clive James and Pete Atkin share their Tracts of My Years.


Unknown: Songwriters Clive James
Unknown: Pete Atkin

: Jeremy Vine

: Chris Evans

: Stuart Maconie

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Dermot O'Leary's Time Capsules

Debut of an occasional series in which Dermot O'Leary invites famous people to discuss their lives. He starts with Alistair Campbell, who for six years served as Tony Blair's Director of Communications (aka spin doctor). Campbell talks about the ups and downs of his high-profile work, the song he played over and over during his nervous breakdown, and his burgeoning new career as a novelist (All in the Mind).


Presenter: Dermot O'Leary
Guest: Alistair Campbell
Producer: Ben Walker

: Carmen Miranda: the Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat

2/3. Ruby Wax pays tribute to Portuguese-born Hollywood icon Carmen Miranda (born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha), who died of a heart attack in 1955, aged 46, following an explosive career on record and on screen with an unusually vivacious persona undoubtedly linked to her Rio de Janeiro upbringing. Remembered especially for her samba sensibility and sartorial festiveness (particularly her outrageously camp headdresses of fruit), Miranda took America by storm and in 1945 was allegedly the country's highest-paid woman.


Presenter: Ruby Wax

: 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.

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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