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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Friday Night Is Mercer Night: Pardon My Southern Accent

Kicking off three hours devoted to American lyricist Johnny Mercer (1909-76), Clarke Peters explores the links between Mercer's work and his Georgia upbringing. Discussing the man behind Lazy Bones (1933), Jeepers Creepers (1938), Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (1944), Come Rain or Come Shine (1946) and Moon River (1961) are lyricist Alan Bergman , and Mercer's daughter and niece. Plus archive interviews with Mercer, Bing Crosby and Henry Mancini. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Unknown: Clarke Peters
Unknown: Alan Bergman
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Henry Mancini.
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Friday Night Is Mercer Night: Live at the Mermaid

Larry Blank conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a live event devoted to Johnny Mercer with Sally Ann Triplett, Ruthie Henshall, Nigel Harman and Curtis Stigers. And at 8.15-8.30 Richard Rodney Bennett celebrates Mercer's singing.


Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Unknown: Sally Ann Triplett
Unknown: Ruthie Henshall
Unknown: Nigel Harman
Unknown: Curtis Stigers.
Unknown: Richard Rodney

: Friday Night Is Mercer Night: Manilow and Mercer

Pop superstar Barry Manilow explores the consummate craft of lyricist Johnny Mercer.


Unknown: Barry Manilow

: Dale's Pick of the CMAs

Dale Winton with highlights of the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards. Plus an interview with Dolly Parton.


Presenter: Dale Winton
Interviewee: Dolly Parton

: 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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