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: Liza Tarbuck

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Tonight guest Mike Oldf ield discusses his 1973 "progressive rock" opus Tubular Bells.


Unknown: Mike Oldf

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.
A special concert to mark the 40th anniversary of the show founded and first presented by Robin Richmond. Recorded on 29 May at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, the event features performances by Nigel Ogden (who in 1980 took over from Richmond as presenter), the Howard Beaumont Trio and Blackpool Tower's resident organist Phil Kelsall.


Presented By: Robin Richmond.
Unknown: Nigel Ogden
Unknown: Howard Beaumont
Organist: Phil Kelsall.

: Stand Down Margaret: Music's Response to Thatcherism

2/2. Marking 30 years since
Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister, Jeremy Vine recalls pop music's response to her 1980s reign - from 2 Tone, Elvis Costello and The Jam to Band Aid and beyond - and assesses the music's impact and its legacy. Tonight's concluding chapter looks at the 1980s triumph of pop style (Duran Duran , Spandau Ballet) and forges links between Thatcherism's DIY ethos with Band Aid and, resulting from the government's Enterprise Allowance, countless new record labels such as Creation plus the sound system Soul II Soul. Featuring interviews with Gary Kemp (of Spandau
Ballet), producer Pete Waterman , Soul II Soul's Jazzie B and Creation
Records' co-founder Alan McGee.


Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Gary Kemp
Producer: Pete Waterman
Unknown: Alan McGee.

: 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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