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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Richard Bacon

Sitting in for Jeremy Vine all week.


Unknown: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Simon Mayo

Sitting in for Chris Evans all week.


Unknown: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconle

With a live set by Bad Lieutenant - a rock trio featuring ex-New Order members Bernard Sumner and Phil Cunningham - who perform from the debut album Never Cry Another Tear.


Unknown: Bernard Sumner
Unknown: Phil Cunningham

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Benny Hill: the Untold Story

Comic Ben Miller (Armstrong and Miller) profiles innovative and racy comedian Benny Hill (1924-92), whose 1970s TV shows attracted in excess of 16 million viewers and whose fans included likewise visually comical talent Charlie Chaplin. Hill was seen in 140 countries, had a cult following in America, appeared in films (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and scored a 1971 number one hit with Ernie (the Fastest Milkman in the West). Paying tribute are TV mogul Michael Grade, comic actress Bella Emberg, TV producer/director Harold Snoad, comic Tom O'Connor and others. (Phil Collinge)


Presenter: Ben Miller
Interviewee: Michael Grade
Interviewee: Bella Emberg
Interviewee: Harold Snoad
Interviewee: Tom O'Connor

: James Last

2/3. Jazz trumpeter Guy Barker profiles German composer, arranger and bass player James Last (born Hans Last ) who has had a huge LP career in the UK. Last specialises in popular, party-friendly sounds. inspired by big-band music. This instalment of the 2006 series looks at his song arrangements.


Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Hans Last

: 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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