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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

Featuring singer and actress Paloma Faith in Tracks of My Years.

: Richard Bacon

: Steve Wright

: Simon Mayo

: Paul Jones

R&B and blues, tonight featuring a chat with ex-Animals keyboardist Alan Price. Plus reminiscences of Soho's Flamingo Club.

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Tonight Vic Reeves discusses his new book "Vic Reeves's Vast Book of World Knowledge".

(Stuart Maconie on the death of the music biz: page 27)


DJ: Stuart Maconie
DJ: Mark Radcliffe
Comedian: Vic Reeves

: Big Band Special

Clare Teal presents the first part of the BBC Big Band's 30th anniversary concert with guest singer Matthew Ford , conducted by Jiggs Whigham. Originally commissioned for a 12-week run, Big Band Special has become one of Radio 2's longest -running specialist music series.


Singer: Matthew Ford
Conducted By: Jiggs Whigham.

: Jools Holland

4/13. Comedy giant
Jennifer Saunders reveals her musical tastes.


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders

: The Mario Lanza Story

1/2. Kiri Te Kanawa profiles
Italian-American tenor Mario
Lanza, who achieved great fame from his stage, screen and studio work, influencing the likes of Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. But Lanza's Hollywood lifestyle took its toll, and he died in 1959, aged 38. With input by Lanza's daughter Ellisa, tenor Jose Carreras and actor (and fan) Terence Stamp. Producer Isobel Williams


Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti.
Tenor: Jose Carreras
Unknown: Terence Stamp.
Producer: Isobel Williams

: 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.

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