• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe

Featuring a live set by Canadian singer/songwriter Son of Dave (aka ex-Crash Test Dummies musician Benjamin Darvill ).


Musician: Benjamin Darvill

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Shout Sister Shout

Singer Ruby Turner pays tribute to influential gospel giant Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- a one-time superstar whose recordings of the 1930s and 1940s combined church gospel with elements later defined as blues,
R&B and rock 'n' roll. She predated Mahalia Jackson as the popular voice of gospel, and her wedding ceremony to her third husband - staged in a baseball stadium - attracted over 20,000 paying customers. But her career slumped when she embraced the blues. Following at least two strokes
Tharpe died in 1973, aged 58, and was buried in an unmarked grave, despite her influence on the likes of Elvis Presley , Jerry Lee Lewis , Little Richard and Aretha Franklin.
Producer Ged Gray


Singer: Ruby Turner
Unknown: Rosetta Tharpe
Unknown: Mahalia Jackson
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Jerry Lee Lewis
Unknown: Little Richard
Unknown: Aretha Franklin.

: Carmen Miranda: the Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat

3/3. Ruby Wax pays tribute to Portuguese-born Hollywood icon Carmen Miranda, who died of a heart attack in 1955, aged 46, following an explosive career on record and on screen with an unusually vivacious samba sensibility and sartorial festiveness (particularly her camp headdresses of fruit).


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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel