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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Featuring a discussion about Alex Chilton 's band Big Star.


Unknown: Alex Chilton

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: How David Hasselhoff Brought Down the Wall

As Radio 2 continues to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, comic Richard Herring (of Lee and Herring) irreverently intertwines the fall of Communism with the rise of US actor David Hasselhoff, whose post-Knight Rider/pre-Baywatch career included the big European hit Looking for Freedom, which resonated with central Europeans in late 1989. Contributors include
East German rock act Klaus Renft Combo (banned in 1975), Looking for Freedom songwriter/producer Jack White, David Hasselhoff himself, and Berliners recalling his performance of the song at the Wall.


Presenter: Richard Herring
Interviewees: Klaus Renft Combo
Interviewee: Jack White
Interviewee: David Hasselhoff
Producer: Simon Barnard

: That Western Swing Thing

New series. 1/5. Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson tells the story of the music genre with which his Grammy-winning Texas band is most associated: western swing. This first part recalls how the rural string-band sound of the South West merged with Czech and German polka,
Mexican mariachi, Cajun, jazz, big band and blues to form western swing, led by influential Texan musician, songwriter and band leader Bob Wills (1905-75). Producer Al Booth


Unknown: Ray Benson
Leader: Bob Wills

: 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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