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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

Topical phone-in show.

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Desmond Carrington

Easy-listening golden oldies.
Tonight's playlist theme is friendly persuasion.

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconle

New music and hip oldies framed by rock-nerdy banter and chat.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains. Popular organ recordings, including classics and standards.

: The Harlem Timeline

3/4. British saxophonist, composer and rapper Soweto Kinch explores the music, politics and culture of the northern Manhattan district Harlem.
The story continues with a look at the phenomenal rise of doo-wop in the 1950s and the unrest, protests and violence that characterised
Harlem in the decade that followed.


Unknown: Soweto Kinch

: You Heard It at the Movies

5/8. Composer
George Fenton explores the art and business of writing music for the big screen, continuing with the differing disciplines and heightened reality involved in composing scores for animated films.
Examples include Walt Disney's series of Silly Symphony shorts (1929-39) and the Hollywood giant's feature-length classics, as well as Danny Elfman 's 1989 opening theme for The Simpsons.


Unknown: George Fenton
Unknown: Danny Elfman

: Janice Long

New music, chat and features, with a track from Radio 2's showcased album of the week. Tonight's guest is singer/songwriter and 2007 Brit Award nominee Nerina Pallot.
3.00am Alex Lester


Unknown: Nerina Pallot.
Unknown: 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.

BBC Guidance

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