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: Ken Bruce

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: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Bonjour Mr Aznavour!

4/4. Petula Clark concludes a look at French star Charles Aznavour with a look at his success in America, his Armenian roots, his legacy and the future of the chanson form, which he changed. Contributors include singer Nana Mouskouri , French-to-English lyricist Herbert Kretzmer (Happy Anniversary), singer/songwriter Josh Groban and Canadian-
Armenian Atom Egoyan, who directed Aznavour in Ararat (2002).


Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Charles Aznavour
Singer: Nana Mouskouri
Unknown: Herbert Kretzmer
Songwriter: Josh Groban

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with singers Emma Williams and Patrick Clancy. Live from London's Mermaid Theatre, tonight's concert showcases music from films and musicals.


Unknown: Martin Yates
Singers: Emma Williams
Singers: Patrick Clancy.

: Friday Night Reading

Another chance to hear a reading of a well-known literary work previously broadcast on Radio 2.

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a special live session by The Flowers Band, conducted by Philip Harper.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Philip Harper.

: Claudia Winkleman

With the latest from the arts. Tonight Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon discusses his new book The Angel's Game - the prequel to his hit 2001 novel The Shadow of the Wind. Plus soul-inspired singer Mica Paris.


Unknown: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Singer: Mica Paris.

: Mark Lamarr

Eclectic playlist, with a live session by blues veteran Big Joe Louis.

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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