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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

The result of a listeners' poll to find the favourite of all bedtime stories.

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Ronnie Scott's at 50

1/2. BBC Radio 2 celebrates last week's 50th anniversary of internationally famous Soho jazz club Ronnie Scott 's, started in 1959 by tenor saxophonist and humorist Ronnie Scott (1927-96). Scott's impact on the British jazz scene cannot be overstated, as evidenced by the club's sustained draw for world-class talent, from
Dizzy Gillespie , Sonny Rollins and Stan Getz to Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. With input by Sonny Rollins , Diana Krall , Monty Alexander ,
Courtney Pine , Guy Barker and Claire Martin. A special concert follows at 7.30, and at 9.15 the second part of this tribute. Producer Phil Critchlow


Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: Stan Getz
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Nina Simone.
Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: Diana Krall
Unknown: Monty Alexander
Unknown: Courtney Pine
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Claire Martin.
Producer: Phil Critchlow

: Friday Night is Music Night

Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and Pete Long conducts the Ronnie Scott Big Band, with guest soloists.


Conductor: Roderick Dunk
Conductor: Pete Long

: Ronnie Scott's at 50

2/2. Conclusion of a two-part special marking 50 years of Soho's legendary jazz club.

: Jo Whiley

Sitting in for Claudia Winkleman.
With composer Ryuichi Sakamoto , Coronation Street actress and singer Denise Black , and Michael Caine , who discusses his new film.


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman.
Unknown: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Singer: Denise Black
Singer: Michael Caine

: 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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