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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Desmond Carrington

Showcasing Hoagy Carmichael
(1899-1981), whose songs include Stardust (1927), Georgia on My Mind (1939) and Heart and Soul (1938).


Unknown: Hoagy Carmichael

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Ex-New Order guitarist and former part-owner of Manchester's iconic Hacienda club (1982-1997) Peter Hook discusses his new book The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club.


Unknown: Peter Hook

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Dick Emery:the Comedy of Errors?

David Walliams pays tribute to largely forgotten saucy comedian Dick Emery (1915-83), who in the 1970s regularly pulled in TV audiences of 17 million. The programme assesses Emery's legacy - which has found expression in Walliams and Matt Lucas 's Little Britain as well as the comedy of Catherine Tate and Harry Enfield - and looks at the bumpy personal life he masked by grotesque and exaggeratedly stereotypical comic creations. Featuring a rare interview with the comic's daughter Eliza Emery , TV mogul Michael Grade , and many who have worked with him or on The Dick Emery Show , including producer/director Harold Snoad , writer David Nobbs and actors Helen Fraser , Jacki Piper
Robert Gillespie and Vicki Michelle. Producer Phil Collinge


Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Catherine Tate
Unknown: Eliza Emery
Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: Dick Emery Show
Director: Harold Snoad
Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Helen Fraser
Unknown: Jacki Piper
Unknown: Robert Gillespie
Unknown: Vicki Michelle.
Producer: Phil Collinge

: Music Feature

A rebroadcast of a programme from the back catalogue.

: Janice Long

: 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

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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