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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Graham Norton

: Chris Evans

: Desmond Carrington - After Seven

1/4. Radio 2's veteran broadcaster profiles historically significant entertainers. He starts with English bus driver-turned-balladeer Matt Monro (1930-85), who from 1960 found international fame with a distinctive voice that also drew comparisons with Sinatra's.


Presenter: Desmond Carrington
Producer: David Aylott

: Friday Night Rediscovers the Planets

Charles Hazlewood conducts Excellent Device! in a performance of Gustav Holst's astrological orchestral suite The Planets, which premiered in full in 1918. Recorded on 29 August at Somerset's Play the Field music festival, the seven movements are interspersed with improvised musical responses using material sampled from what the orchestra has just played, performed by Hazlewood's band All Stars, featuring Goldfrapp synthesizer player Will Gregory and Portishead musician Adrian Utley.


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Will Gregory
Musician: Adrian Utley.

: The Adventures of Sexton Blake

6/6. Detective tale.

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton showcases bands that are more than a hundred years old.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: Claudia Winkleman

Guests include Paul Nicholas , who appears next week in Gilbert ana
Sullivan's The Yeoman of the Guard.


Unknown: Paul Nicholas

: Mark Lamarr


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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